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Manchester City deny reports of Leo Messi contract offer

Leo Messi has been repeatedly linked to Manchester City, but the Premier League leaders have denied offering the Barcelona captain a contract.

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Man City distance themselves from Messi reports

Manchester City have denied reports of a £433million package being proposed to lure Leo Messi from Camp Nou to the Premier League.

Messi is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of this season, having tried to engineer a departure from Camp Nou last August.

Messi and Guardiola reunion not City's priority

During that time, he was heavily linked to City and a reunion with Pep Guardiola, while Barça's appeal to the superstar forward arguably suffered another heavy blow as they were thrashed 4-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this week.

On Friday, reports in the UK press suggested Messi had a five-year proposal worth £606m put to him by City before the current campaign, although this figure has been revised due to the wider financial climate of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fact the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will be 34 in June.

However, a club spokesperson told Stats Perform no such offer has been made, nor are there any talks currently ongoing.