Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern had to do a double-take at these reports as they tucked into their English breakfast, not quite believing what was being suggested.
Spanish outlet Marca state United sponsors Adidas are desperate to see Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi reunited at Old Trafford, with the global brand ready to fund a deal to make the dream a reality.
Guardiola is on his way to the Premier League after confirming his exit from Bayern Munich will take place at the end of the season and though he admits he may not come to England for two years, speculation is rife that he will land a job this summer.
United are extremely keen to make Guardiola their next boss after missing out on his signature when Sir Alex Ferguson retires- and the Red Devils would jump at any opportunity to land five-time Ballon D’Or winner Messi from Barcelona.
A deal for the Argentine superstar seems extremely unlikely but Guardiola is a genuine possibility and one that Adidas are keen to happen- but our landlord ranks United as outsiders in the chase for Guardiola’s signature.
United fans, is there any chance you could sign Messi AND Guardiola? Let us know in the comments below!