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Manchester City deny any approach to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Sky sports They have transmitted a statement from a spokesman for the club.
Messi was strongly linked to City last summer, with the prospect of a reunion with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola who is believed to have drawn the Argentine. He demanded to leave the Camp Nou at that time, noting a clause in his contract that allowed him to do so without any transfer fee being paid at the end of each season. However, Barcelona challenged the clause, claiming that it had expired when Messi made his decision to leave and demanding the full amount of the regular termination clause in the contract, set at no less than 700 million euros. In the end, Messi refused to take the matter to court and stayed, but now the contract only has four months to run.
The probability of his departure from the Catalan club this summer increases every day, and various media have once again raised Manchester City as their potential destination, although Paris Saint-Germain has also been strongly linked.
But now City say they haven’t made a move so far, not last summer or at any time since.