Manchester City lining up astronomical £250m deal to sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi [MEN]

Manchester Evening News deliver a pretty sensational transfer story this morning.

It’s far from the first time it’s been mooted, and there isn’t much meat or background to it; but MEN claim that Manchester City are lining up a £250m deal to lure Lionel Messi away from the Camp Nou.

The figure stipulated would be required to trigger Messi’s transfer clause, but would City chance such with the Financial Fairplay risks that would entail?

MEN claim that Messi’s visible discontentment, and hesitancy to sign a contract extension at Barcelona, are food for thought for the powers that be at Man City.

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