Former Premier League champions, Manchester City are reportedly eyeing up a record player-plus cash swoop to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

The Argentina international came into limelight after he shocked the world when he told Barcelona that he now wants to leave the club.

The latest reports now indicate that the 33-year-old could be heading to Etihad to reunite with Pep Guardiola once again in what is seen as player-plus cash swoop.


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According to Sport, Manchester City are willing to give out a whooping £89.5million for Lionel Messi, while they are also prepared to offer them, Gabriel Jesus, Eric Garcia, and Bernardo Silva.

The La Liga giants have also been linked with a move for striker Gabriel Jesus this week as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez.

There has been alleged communication with Man City officials at the Etihad over the deal to bring to Gabriel Jesus to Barcelona.

Center-back Eric Garcia is also a prime target for Barcelona, although they are not willing to pay Man City £20.5m asking price for him


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