Fabregas, who left the Nou Camp as a 16-year-old in 2003, is under contract with Arsenal until 2014 but has been continually linked with a return to Barca.
'Cesc has a place for Arsenal in his heart, but he has Barcelona in his blood,' Messi said. 'He will want to win the biggest prizes in football, and I expect him to do that at Barcelona.
See you soon: Messi (left) would welcome Fabregas back to Catalonia
'I don't exactly know when that will be, but I expect him to be my Barcelona team-mate again at some point.'
Messi poured water on English hopes of him one day playing on these shores, however.
'Will I play in the Premier League one day? I have said that I want to be at Barcelona for life,' he said.
'I will be here for as long as they want me. I owe Barcelona more than for giving me a chance - I owe them for changing my life.'
He's staying! Fabregas' future lies with Arsenal, insists manager WengerRobin van Persie could have been a match for Messi, says Arsene WengerWatch out Arsene! My hot Spurs can overtake you next season, says HarryJack's the lad for World Cup: Coyle backs Wilshere for EnglandWenger has faith in Campbell as Arsenal face derby clash at SpursARSENAL FC