manchester city continues its attempts to get the leader of barcelona lionel messi.
as reported by diario sport , the city's management intends to sign the argentinean in the winter transfer window.
manchester city is ready to pay for messi from 55 to 60 million euros in january, because the contract with the "blue garnet" expires in six months. in addition, the british are ready to include defender eric garcia in the deal, which the catalan club has been interested in for a long time.
the city's bosses believe that barcelona will be forced to agree to their terms, because the spanish team is experiencing financial problems due to the economic crisis.