Manchester City are said to be in talks with Barcelona over a potential move to sign Lionel Messi, according to the Sun, as reported by the Mirror.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League ever since the summer, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United also considering his services.
City are even prepared to offer the forward a deal worth £800,000-a-week in order to convince him to leave the Camp Nou.
Messi is currently being paid a salary of £500,000-a-week, but could now see his wages rise even higher should he agree to the terms of a switch to England.
The club recently agreed a £150million-per-year TV deal for next season, a source of income that could aid in the payment for the La Liga attacking star.
It is believed that the Argentina international is unhappy with Barca after they seemed to be more focused on the contract renewal of club teammate Neymar amid interest from United.