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Man City confident of signing Messi

Manchester City are confident Lionel Messi would snub other clubs to sign for them, if Barcelona eventually decide to negotiate his sale, ESPN reports.

Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on signing Messi, after Neymar reportedly spoke with him over the phone on Thursday about the possibility of a move to Ligue 1.

Despite that, City feel the Etihad is the 33-year-old’s most likely destination, if he manages to force a transfer.

It is believed Messi has requested a meeting with the Barca board to facilitate his exit.

City are hopeful the LaLiga club will eventually cede and agree to let Messi go for a reasonable price, given his desire to leave.

Although nothing is agreed, City are in regular touch with Messi’s father, Jorge.

The player will be offered a three-year deal with City, with the option to then move to partner club New York City FC for another two years at the end of his career.

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