Manchester City are prepared to offer Lionel Messi a lucrative 10-year deal at the Etihad Stadium, according to the Daily Star.
The Argentina captain is also being courted by Barcelona, who are desperate to keep their idol after he asked to leave over the summer.
Messi, 33, is coming out of contract at Barcelona at the end of the season and is linked with a move, having sensationally requested a transfer ahead of 2020-21.
But Manchester City have been reportedly warned off a move for Lionel Messi by Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font, with the La Liga giants still confident that they can convince a talismanic presence to stay put.
Font told L’Esportiu de Catalunya: “I already told him (City CEO Ferran Soriano) to forget about Messi, to look for alternatives to win the Champions League, because Messi will continue with us and we will win the Champions League.”