Manchester City boast the best and most prolific attack in the Premier League but that won’t stop them from looking to improve their options.

The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexis Sanchez have been linked with big money moves to the Etihad Stadium but Pep Guardiola is eyeing a blockbuster move for one of his former players.

According to the Mirror, City are plotting a world record move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi in January.

City have been linked with a £358m deal for the 30-year-old forward when the January transfer window opens up.

With his contract expiring next summer there has been a lot of talk about Messi potentially leaving Barcelona, the club he’s spent the entirety of his professional career, and City are a potential suitor.

The five-time Balon d’Or winner has been targeted by City in the past but things haven’t transpired the way they hoped.

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