RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City ready to smash transfer world record by bidding £275 million to grab Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, who is set to become the subject of an audacious �275 million world-record transfer bid by Manchester City, according to today's rumour mill.
Lionel Messi, who is set to become the subject of an audacious �275 million world-record transfer bid by Manchester City, according to today's rumour mill.

Manchester City are prepared to make an audacious world-record transfer bid of £275 million to trigger the buyout clause of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to this morning’s football rumour mill.

Reports say City officials have already held talks with Messi’s representatives over a possible move to the Etihad by the 30-year-old Argentine.