Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is reportedly in Barcelona for talks with Lionel Messi and his old club, leaving Inter, Juventus, and PSG behind.
The list of candidates who could realistically sign Messi is very brief, but Manchester City stand out for numerous reasons.
While Inter and Juve are hoping La Pulga can activate the release clause in his contract allowing him to leave for free – something the Blaugrana lawyers are fighting tooth and nail – Manchester City and PSG can afford to pay €100m.
Above all, former Barcelona coach Guardiola is tempting Messi to break away and reunite with him in Manchester.
According to El Chiringuito, Guardiola was spotted in Barcelona last night and flew in for talks with both the player and his old club.
After the initial aggression of the fax sent to the club demanding an exit, it’s reported Messi is now trying to smooth things over and negotiate a less traumatic farewell.