– Lionel Messi wants to reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola at Man City
– The 33-year-old has one more year on his current deal with Barcelona
– PSG, Inter Milan and Chelsea are said to be interested in the Argentine superstar
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Lionel Messi is reportedly planning to reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City once he leaves Barcelona this summer.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner recently handed the Catalans his transfer request after his relationship with the board worsens.
Although, Paris Saint Germain and Inter Milan have shown interest in signing the 33-year-old attacker who wants to dump his boyhood club with one year left on his deal with the La Liga side.
Sport Bible quoting Esporte Interativo journalist Marcelo Bechler confirmed that the Argentine appears uninterested in extending his reign at the club.
Reports from CBS Sports claim that Champions League correspondent Guillem Balague reveals the Blaugrana got Messi’s message through fax.
Meanwhile the club was said to have informed him that the clause that allows him to leave before the 2020-21 season has elapsed.
The attacker who has spent about 17 years at the Camp Nou is hoping to new challenge at a different club and City could be his next destination.
Barcelona who are due to elect a new president next year held an emergency meeting late on Tuesday evening to factor in their next step as repported by CBS Sports transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.
The Catalans finished the 2019-20 season on a poor note after losing the La Liga title to Real Madrid and later suffered 8-2 Champions League humiliation in the hands of Bayern Munich.
SunSport also reports that Messi has already called his former boss Guardiola over a possible transfer switch to Man City.
The publication claim both parties are in for a legal battle, with Barcelona insisting his release clause expired on June 10 and that a €700m (£629m) buy-out clause is still valid.
And this will limit the chances of the forward being signed by other clubs due to heavy financial capabilities.
Premier League giants Chelsea have also shown interests but they appear unserious with their bid for the player.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Messi made up his mind to walk away from the club which he made his home for 15 years after talks with new boss Ronald Koeman.
Reports from tycsports.com indicate that the 33-year old Argentine maestro made his intentions to leave Barca known via a bureaufax message.
It is understood that the Barcelona legend is ready to activate a clause that would enable him to terminate his contract with the club.
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