Paris St Germain and Chelsea are also monitoring Messi’s situation.
Manchester City could be ready to make a massive bid to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi if the Argentine attacker decides to leave Spain due to problems surrounding his tax fraud case, the Metro reports.
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A Spanish judge has ruled that Messi and his father will face trial for charges of tax evasion after being accused of defrauding the state of over £3.1 million.
Should the case become too complicated, the 27-year-old will consider leaving his beloved Barcelona.
Both Manchester City and Paris St Germain are monitoring the situation and will make a move for the four time world player of the year if there is any indication that he is serious about leaving the Nou Camp.
Messi indicated last month that he wanted to remain at the La Liga giants for the rest of his career but the tax evasion charges have forced him to re-think his situation.
While the Sky Blues and PSG will be front runners for the forward’s signature, Chelsea may also enter the race.
Jose Mourinho had tried to lure the star to Stamford Bridge during the summer and even though he wasn’t successful, he maybe back for one of the world’s best players next summer.
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