MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly been handed a lift of their bid to signal Barcelona famous person Lionel Messi.
The front page of Spanish outlet AS declare Pep Guardiola has ‘tightened his siege’ on the Argentine who is alleged to be disgruntled in Catalonia.
Manchester Metropolis are gearing up for one more transfer for Barcelona star Lionel MessiCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Stories in Spain declare Pep Guardiola is hopeful of luring the Argentine to England after signing a brand new contract
City missed out on the Barcelona icon in the summertime when he was forced into staying after a bitter legal row.
However Guardiola claimed he has ‘unfinished business’ at the club after signing a new two-year deal – with their hierarchy hoping resolving the Spaniard’s future will open the door to luring Messi.
And SunSport just lately revealed that the Premier League giants are considering making a move in the upcoming transfer window.
Messi, 33, is out of contract on the finish of the season and his membership bosses are resigned to the very fact their legendary striker might give up on a free.
The Argentine’s relationship with Barca is alleged to be nonetheless frosty and the Spanish membership determined for cash following money owed of £437million.
Messi, who is ready to make his 800th look on Saturday, has struggled to provide his glowing greatest this season below new boss Ronald Koeman.
His dip in kind adopted an incredible public outburst on the membership who he claimed have been going again on their phrase to let him go away over the summer time, with Metropolis ready within the wings to snap him up.
Messi finally misplaced the facility wrestle when Barca made it clear they’d take authorized motion to cease him leaving — and since then the connection between membership and participant has been cool at greatest.
Metropolis in the meantime have retained their interest, believing they’ll lure him to the North West as quickly as he’s out there.
And it’s thought that Eric Garcia could be used as a makeweight – with Barca determined to convey the younger defender again to the Nou Camp.