Inter Milan chief executive Ernesto Paolillo admits the club still have a 'dream' to sign Lionel Messi.
The 23-year-old Barcelona star continues to wow fans at the Camp Nou following a magnificent career with the Catalans to date.
Serie A champions Inter have been linked with a move for the Argentina international, although the player is thought to be happy at Barca and would command a huge fee.
Nerazzurri chief Paolillo admits Messi's price is currently too high, but would not rule out a move for the fleet-footed attacker in the future.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "In January, we will take two players and two will go out.
"Today Messi is a dream. His price is currently unattainable, but in football we have been accustomed to seeing everything."
Meanwhile, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola reaffirmed the fact that it would take a monumental bid to lure Messi away from the Spanish club.
He told Mediaset Premium: "Messi is a player with massive quality, his performances are of a very high level.
"Inter could take him if they give us €250million and convince Leo to leave Barcelona.
"In football you never know, at the end the most important thing is the will of the player, but he says he doesn't want to go away."