Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini brushed off suggestions his were looking to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding Lionel Messi ‘s future at Barcelona
The Argentina forward has struggled for form since returning from injury while contract talks between the player and club are thought to be at a stand-still, prompting suggestions that City could make a shock move.
However, amid even more speculation a massive £165 million offer was going to be made in the summer, Pellegrini laughed at the possibility of signing the Argentine star
“Just rumours,” he was quoted on the Metro
Messi has never shown any desire to leave Barca and unless the Spanish giants hit financial troubles, they will never sell the little man