If the Barcelona captain decides to leave when his contract expires, he will be presented with many links. Among them are Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG, and Inter Milan.
The Argentine international has given a request on his transfer in the summer, and clubs are standing in line.
Guillem Balague, a Spanish football journalist, has indicated that City and their Premier League rivals Chelsea might have to fight for the 33-year-old’s signature.
"Chelsea are definitely in the equation if Messi becomes available, that is true,” he said.
He added: "Chelsea will insist they want to hear everything that is going on.
"If they have the money they will want to be involved too. Remember, there is no transfer fee."