Manchester City fans playing on the gambling machines in the corner might have hit the jackpot after the Daily Express claimed that Pep Guardiola will look to be reunited with Lionel Messi in Manchester, should he replace Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.
Guardiola yesterday confirmed that he will be managing in the Premier League next term, with City standing as the odds-on favourites to acquire his services.
It is widely believed that City are quietly confident that they will be managed by the Spaniard next season, with rumours suggesting that they are ready to go all out in an ambitious move to reunite Barcelona star Messi with his former coach.
The transfer would encompass a world-record transfer fee in an effort to take the club to the next level with arguably the best manager and best player in the world working alongside one another again as they did at the Nou Camp.
The 28-year old has been constantly linked with a move to the Etihad stadium over the past couple of seasons since the Blues appointed two ex-Barcelona executives, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano.
Our landlord believes that the three-time Ballon D’Or winner is unlikely to move to Manchester any time soon, although the allure of a new challenge under Guardiola might prove successful.
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