When questioned on the Argentine, the Italian insisted that he would not move for Messi due to Cristiano Ronaldo's standing at the Spanish club.
"If I could sign one player for Real Madrid, it wouldn't be Messi, I'd rather reinforce another position," he told Radio Capital.
"We have Cristiano, who needs Messi? God gave [Ronaldo] a special gift."
Messi is currently on the sidelines with a thigh injury.