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Manchester City are now prepared to make a move for Lionel Messi in the transfer window as player has been tipped to move elsewhere, Explorenewsng reports.

Man City crashed out of the Uefa Champions League last night after a shocking 3-1 hammering against Lyon.

They are now weighing in the chance of signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona with reports claiming the Argentine is ready to leave.

Barca was humiliated a few days ago after Bayern Munich made light work of them by thrashing them 8-2.

Since then heads have been rolling in the camp of the Spanish giant as they recently sacked sporting director Eric Abidal.

Their star man and 6 time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is eager to switch camp elsewhere for next season.

The Argentine has once again been linked with a Camp Nou exit which is very serious this time around.

Manchester City is ready to pay whatever it takes to sign Messi from Barcelona, according to claims by the Mirror.

Lionel Messi

The 32-year-old may have played his last match in the 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich on Friday night.

Pep Guardiola with City are adamant and they are in pole position to land Messi should he decide to move on.

Messi’s current buy-out clause is a mammoth £635 million (€701m/$831m) which looks unpayable.

But with Barcelona’s poor financial state could reportedly see them settle for much less than his actual prize.

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