Guardiola signed a two-year contract extension with City on Thursday and was immediately linked with his ex-player, who came close to moving last summer.
Argentine playmaker Messi had looked set to join City after putting in a transfer request in August, only for Barcelona's then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu to block the transfer. That is what I said I don't know how many times maybe a thousand times.More news: Facebook and Google extend working from home to end of year
Relations between the 33-year-old and the Catalan club have become strained and City and Messi explored a move to the Etihad Stadium in the last window.
COVID-19 pandemic has led to a congested schedule in the Premier League which has led to string injuries in players due to which Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp repeated his call for the league to rethink its decision to stick with a maximum of three substitutes per game instead of five.
"But his contract finishes this year and I don't know what will happen in his mind". I'd like as a Barcelona fan for him to finish his career there.More news: Kanter traded to Portland and Hezonjia to Memphis in a three-way deal
"We have incredible games and targets and things we would like to achieve".
"Right now he is a Barcelona player and the transfer market will be in June and July", Guardiola told a press conference on Friday. That is the only thing in our mind.
The player himself is said to be eager on a reunion with Guardiola, and that speculation ramped up again when the Spanish boss signed a new two-year contract this week. "The rest I can not say anything else". If we don't have success, we are less happy and we are going to change. If we had felt it was enough, I would have taken a break.More news: Trump addresses virtual G-20 summit, heads out before session on pandemic
The six-time Ballon d'Or victor is in the final year of his contract in Catalonia and is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides in January, with City amongst a select group of clubs capable of financing a deal for the Argentine superstar.