Manchester City fans cannot wait to hear what the Sunday Times have to say here in the Football Transfer Tavern and it seems that our landlord is only too willing to share the gossip.
According to the publication, Manuel Pellegrini has gone out of his way to play down reports linking the defending Premier League champions to Lionel Messi.
According to the Citizens boss, it seems that there is a while to go yet before any interest in the Barcelona player is confirmed.
Over a pint and a burger, our regulars note that Messi could well be on the move given his reported unhappiness in Catalonia but given the sheer amount of money he would cost and the fact that at least a couple more heavy weight clubs would be interested in landing him, the chances of him playing at the Etihad Stadium as anything other than an opposition player are slim.
Manchester City fans. Is Messi the missing piece in the puzzle that could land you the Champions League? Let us know your thoughts below.
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