Man City Preparing Messi Bid

Barcelona could lose their superstar to the Premier League club.

Manchester City are looking into their finances ahead of a possible transfer offer for Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

ESPN reports that the Premier League giants are examining whether they can sign the Argentine wizard and not breach the Financial Fair Play rules.

Barcelona's official stance is that Messi is not for sale and interested parties must activate his €700 million (£632m/$826m) release clause.