Manchester Metropolis have informed Sky Sports activities Information that no method has been made to Lionel Messi, regardless of the ahead getting into the ultimate 4 months of his Barcelona contract.
A Metropolis spokesperson says that there have been no provides made, both in the summertime, or since, and there are not any talks.
The Premier League leaders have been understood to be the frontrunners to signal the 33-year-old final summer time as he demanded to go away Barcelona throughout a bitter contract dispute.
Nonetheless, Messi reluctantly ended up staying on the Nou Camp after Barcelona’s former president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted his €700m launch clause needed to be met for him to go away.
And regardless of being out of contract on the finish of the season and now free to barter with different golf equipment, the ahead informed a Spanish TV station he would make a decision over his future in the summer.
It hasn’t stopped hypothesis although with some media reports suggesting Manchester City were ready to offer a new package to lure the Argentine to the Etihad.
French champions PSG additionally stay attainable suitors with a long-term intention to ultimately end his profession in Main League Soccer.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s present contract, signed in 2017, was additionally leaked final month by Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The paper stated the Argentine ahead’s deal is price €555m (£492m) and contains mounted incomes and extras that might attain practically €138m (£122m) every year.
It went on to say it was the costliest ever awarded to an athlete, stating it had “ruined” Barcelona by inflicting their present monetary disaster.
Barcelona have denied the leak got here from the membership’s board and have threatened legal action towards El Mundo.
In December, interim president Carlos Tusquets additionally claimed the membership ought to have bought Messi final summer time when he needed to go away.
Tusquets stated: “Each by way of what you save on the wage invoice in addition to the cash you make, it will’ve been fascinating.”
Lionel Messi 360: The view from all sides as Man City, Paris Saint-Germain, MLS clubs prepare to lure Barcelona star
Lionel Messi is now free to talk to golf equipment outdoors of Spain about lastly leaving Barcelona in the summertime however – regardless of final 12 months’s switch request – does he nonetheless wish to depart?
His future is shrouded in uncertainty with each choice on the desk, so Sky Sports activities Information has pulled collectively this complete evaluation from all sides of the equation.
Will he be reunited with Pep Guardiola at Manchester Metropolis? Will he play for compatriot Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain? Will he fly straight to the USA to play in MLS? Or will he end his profession as a one-club man and stick with Barcelona?