Reports have come out and claimed Manchester City are lining up a sensational bid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
City are preparing to offer €200 million (£165 million) to meet the release clause of Messi’s contract and are prepared to offer the man £20.5 million a year to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.
However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently insisted that the world’s arguably best player is not for sale and would play his entire career at the Nou Camp.
As quoted on the SportsDirectNews website, he said:“Leo is not for sale. He grew up here and this is a player who is our icon. He will remain here until the end of his career.”
So City will have no chance in signing him, but then again anything is possible in the world of football