Manchester City is working behind the scene to see if they can bring Lionel Messi to England without breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.
The report ESPN claims that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola his club directors are eager to pull off what would be one of the biggest transfer in the football history.
Messi had a wonderful season in the La Liga but Barcelona season ended disastrously especially the 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The Camp Nou outfit failed to win a title for the first time in 12 years, having surrendered the La Liga title to Real Madrid and they were humiliated out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals.
Quique Stein was sacked as well as sporting director Eric Abidal, the manager was replaced with Ronald Koeman, who is charged with the responsibility of convincing Messi to remain at the Camp Nou, but in those discussions, the player allegedly told his new boss that he would not commit to his future at the club.
Messi’s main concern is how the club is been managed at the boardroom and in previous time he was at loggerheads with Abidal who has now been shown the exit door.