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Messi passes medical as Man City step up interest

La Liga By: Olakunle Brown | 14/07/2017

Five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Lionel Messi was involved in the routine Barcelona medicals for players as they returned for pre-season training.

The Argentine star who just extended his stay with the Catalan giants is linked with a reunion with former manager, pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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The Citizens are hoping that the lure to play in the premier league which is currently considered as the most exciting league in the world but there are no indication that any deal may happen.

Although, Barcelona went against Messi’s wishes not to resign forward, Gerard Deulofeu who enjoyed a fine second part of the 2016/17 campaign with AC Milan.

Manchester City are willing to offer close to £200m for Messi and make him the most expensive player on planet earth but reports claims that the Barcelona legend is settled at Barcelona and will not be seeking a move away as he eyes to end his career in Spain or possibly finish back home in Argentina.