English Premier League club Manchester City is set to make a world-record bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi at the end of the season, according to a report in British tabloid newspaper
Apparently, the Citizens are ready to part with $140 million to land the 21-year-old, with owner Sulaiman Al-Fahim having given the deal the go-ahead.
It is claimed that Al-Fahim is a huge fan of Argentine soccer and wants the national team's premier star playing for his own club.
"I've never worked with Maradona and I am not sure if he will be a good coach for Argentina,"
The 5-foot-7 forward has been in terrific form for
However, it remains to be seen whether the Rosario-born playmaker is keen to leave a club currently challenging for top honors to join a side that, at present, can only aspire to do so.