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Ivan Rakitic insists Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann 'get along very well' amid rumours of rift between Barcelona pair after French striker's old agent savaged Argentine star's 'reign of terror' in the dressing room Rumours of a rift between Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann continue French striker's former agent blasted Barcelona star Messi as an 'emperor' Their former team-mate Ivan Rakitic insists the pair do get along well  Croatian midfielder, now at Sevilla, said they drinks mate tea together 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:32 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 14:32 GMT, 12 November 2020

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Ivan Rakitic has poured cold water on suggestions his former Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann don't like each other.

Rumours of a rift between the pair have persisted ever since Griezmann moved to the Nou Camp from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019.

The French striker admitted early on in his time with the club that he barely spoke to Messi amid reports at the time the Argentine star wanted Neymar brought back to the club.

Rumours that Barcelona pair Antoine Griezmann (left) and Lionel Messi (right) don't get along have persisted ever since the French striker arrived at the club last summer

Rumours that Barcelona pair Antoine Griezmann (left) and Lionel Messi (right) don't get along have persisted ever since the French striker arrived at the club last summer

Other have maintained that Messi and Griezmann have a good relationship at Barcelona

Other have maintained that Messi and Griezmann have a good relationship at Barcelona

And Griezmann's former agent poured fuel on the fire just this week by calling Messi 'an emperor' who 'didn't take kindly to the signing of Antoine.'

However, Croatian midfielder Rakitic, who joined

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