BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has reportedly contacted Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez.
But, fear not Arsenal fans, it is not over a return to the Nou Camp.
Speculation has been rife Sanchez could leave the Emirates in the summer.
The winger has been linked with moves to Juventus and Manchester City in recent months.
But Messi was not asking Sanchez to consider a return to Catalonia.
Instead, Spanish website Don Balon claim he was asking about Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli.
It is claimed Messi wants Sampaoli to succeed Luis Enrique.
Enrique’s side have struggled so far this season and currently sit two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Sampaoli managed Sanchez during his days in charge of the Chile national team.
And the winger has given Messi the lowdown on Sampaoli – fuelling talk he could be in charge of Barcelona next season.