Sky Blues have been linked with an astronomical bid for the Argentine sensation…
In what would be the biggest transfer of all time, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi had been linked with a monstrous move to the Etihad.
City were reportedly preparing a €200m offer for the 26-year-old, regarded by many as the greatest player to ever grace the game already.
Sky Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini however has played down the chances of a potential move however, brandishing the idea as ‘rumours’.
You can watch Pellegrini discuss the Messi move (or lack of it), here: