Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has dismissed rumours that he could move to Manchester City to link up with his Argentina strike partner Sergio Agüero, claiming that the Citizens forward will have move to La Liga to play alongside him, if they are ever to be teammates at club level.
Speaking about the possibility of a summer switch away from the Catalan giants, via the Mirror, the 30-year-old admitted he has thought about a move to the Premier League, but categorically ruled out moving away from "best team in the world" Barcelona.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner said: "
In other news, Man City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that he will be forced to rein in his spending in this summer's transfer window, having spent nearly £300m last season. The former Barça boss claimed that he will only look to bring in one or two players before the next campaign, as he looks to adjust his already phenomenally talented squad.
While Messi won't be at the Etihad next season his fellow Barça legend Andres Iniesta just might, with reports claiming Guardiola has contacted the midfielder - who has announced his decision to leave La Blaugrana at the end of the season - over a summer move,