Manchester City is keeping a close eye on situation around Lionel Messi.
The existing contract of the Argentinean with Barcelona is valid till summer 2018 and official statements for prolongation of the agreement weren't made yet. This means that in winter Messi can sign the preliminary contract with any other club.
As AS informs, Manchester City keeps an eye on the ball and is in constant contacts with Messi's circle. The English club is ready to pay €400 million for a transfer of the Argentinean and this money will be paid directly to Lionel as in summer he can become the free agent.