Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is plotting a reunion with Lionel Messi, according to a shock report from Spain.
The Sky Blues are reportedly preparing a world-record £357million January bid for the Barcelona superstar.
And the little Argentinian wizard is said to be enthusiastic about teaming up again with his old boss.
Spanish newspaper AS revealed the sensational behind-the-scenes transfer talks.
Messi has not signed a contract extension – effectively meaning City could bring the world’s number one player to the Ethiad in a blockbuster deal which would outshine Neymar’s £195m summer switch to PSG.
Messi will be a free agent at the end of the season. Barcelona is adamant the 30-year-old will be remaining in the Catalan capital after securing Andres Iniesta to a “lifelong’ deal.”
But AS claims Man City has had “serious conversations” with Messi’s “inner circles.”
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