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Manchester City tempted to test the water with world record bid?

messiWow is not the word here in the Football Transfer Tavern after punters here the latest rumour coming from The Express.

The publication have claimed that not only will Manchester City be spending big in the summer, but they will be spending big on one player – Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

As our landlord points out over pouring another perfect round of beers, we think that Messi’s future is now more in doubt than it has ever been.

Barcelona are facing a massive summer shake up, not to mention the fact that Messi looks more vulnerable than ever in terms of his position at the club.

City obviously have the cash to try and prise the Argentine forward away from the Catalan giants, but given their Financial Fair Play struggles at the minute, we have no idea how they would manage to finance a move for Barca’s number 10 without facing either serious sanctions or a massive fire sale.

Messi would cost a massive amount and City are considering making a world record breaking £164 million bid – eye watering we know and something that would shake the footballing world up no end!

Do you think City can land Messi and complete the biggest swoop in football or is this a mere pipedream? Let us know your thoughts below.

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