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Lionel-Messi-Barcelona1Manchester City are reportedly holding positive initial talks to sign Lionel Messi, who could leave Barcelona in a shock £120million transfer.

The Premier League giants are hopeful of snapping up Messi as he becomes increasingly dissatisfied with life in Spain, according to The Sun.

With a tax avoidance case against the Argentine ongoing, as well as his club prioritising the renewal of Neymar’s contract over his own, City have seemingly been given encouragement to launch this ambitious bid.

Although Messi, 28, has a release clause of £250m, it is thought that Barca would accept £120m to let the four-time Ballon d’Or winner leave the Nou Camp.

As if signing the best player in the world wasn’t enough of a motivation, it is also thought that City would like to use the signing of Messi to tempt Pep Guardiola to take over as their next manager.

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