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Sport Messi 'has already contacted Pep over move to Manchester City'

04:05  26 august  2020
04:05  26 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been offered a move to Manchester City if he ever leaves Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed his interest in Messi if he ever did leave Guardiola's revelation came as he denied reports in Spain that he has contacted a number of

Manchester City are looking at the financial aspects of a potential move for disgruntled Barcelona star Lionel Messi in a move which could reunite the striker with former manager Pep Guardiola, according to reports.

Lionel Messi has reportedly spoken to Pep Guardiola over the prospect of joining Manchester City this summer, but Barcelona believe Manchester United have started negotiations with the Argentine's agent.

It was revealed on Tuesday that Barca legend Messi, who has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp, has told the club he wants to move on to pastures new having become tired of the current regime.

That has started the rumour mill on where his next destination will be and according to Spanish outlet Radio Catalunya, Messi has already contacted former boss Guardiola about a move to the Etihad.

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Messi has been a keen follower of English football for many years, and has a strong knowledge of the Premier League if only because two of his closest friends - Sergio There's certainly a huge amount of logic to the idea that he will join Manchester City . Firstly for Pep Guardiola, of course, but also for the

The communication has been made in recent days about a potential reunion between the pair, after their illustrious success together between 2008-2012 at Barcelona.

Messi and Guardiola won two Champions League trophies and three LaLiga titles in a period where the Argentine forward became the best player in the world.

However, a separate report by Spanish website SPORT insists that Manchester Untied and PSG have already pushed to look to sign the 33-year-old.

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MANCHESTER CITY have told Barcelona: We will pay £100million to sign Lionel Messi . However, their willingness to listen to City has encouraged the Etihad hierarchy and the conversation was described City boss Pep Guardiola is under increasing scrutiny over the club’s poor form this term.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants a reunion with Barcelona star Lionel Messi . It is said Messi is stalling on a new Barcelona contract and considering a move to City , who have long harboured hopes of bringing him to the Premier League. A deal next summer would suit Guardiola’s

a man holding a baseball bat: Messi could link up with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to form a deadly trio at PSG this summer © Provided by Daily Mail Messi could link up with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to form a deadly trio at PSG this summer

The report details that Messi would be keen to join former team-mate Neymar, as well as Kylian Mbappe, at the Ligue 1 champions, who lost in the Champions League final on Sunday to Bayern Munich.

The arrival of Messi would form a sensational front three duo at the Parc des Princes, as they look to go a step further in Europe next season.

Additionally, United have reportedly made contact with Messi's representatives, including his father and agent Jorge, as have Serie A side Inter Milan.

Dave Woodward et al. posing for the camera: Manchester Utd (pictured, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward) have the financial muscle to sign Messi should he be made available for transfer following his stand-off with Barcelona © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester Utd (pictured, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward) have the financial muscle to sign Messi should he be made available for transfer following his stand-off with Barcelona

Both clubs have the financial muscle to facilitate Messi's potential arrival, though that depends on whether the Barca skipper is allowed to leave on a free transfer or not.

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Messi believes a clause in his contract allowing him to walk away for nothing is still valid because the season ended in August and not May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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