Premier League giants want £200m Barcelona legend.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are mentioned as suitors for Barcelona star Lionel Messi but could miss out on his signature to Manchester City, according to the Daily Express.
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The world class Argentine has been linked with a number of big clubs of late after rumours of his unrest at the Nou Camp, and City looks like being his most likely destination.
The mega-rich Premier League giants are ready to fork out the whopping £200m required to trigger the 27-year-old’s release clause at Barca, in what would be a world-record deal.
Arsenal, Chelsea and United may be unable to afford that, but City look set on bringing one of the game’s all-time greats to the Etihad Stadium.