Speaking with Spanish and French journalists in the mixed zone after PSG's 4-0 thrashing of Luis Enrique's men in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg clash, the former Barcelona and Netherlands striker acknowledged Messi's current happiness but refused to completely rule out a future swoop.
"Messi? Never say never," Kluivert said. "The football world might want that but I think Messi is currently happy in Barcelona.
"Am I going to try to sign him? I never said that. He is like Neymar, Messi is a player every team in the world would like to acquire."
Kluivert then moved to praise the PSG players after they ripped their La Liga opponents apart and although he was delighted by the result and the performance, he insisted that the tie is not over yet.