Manchester United are considering a shock offer for Lionel Messi who is said to be frustrated and hurt at Barcelona due to tax fraud allegations and court trials, English Press reported.
A report from Daily Mail, says United have switched their attentions to Messi after failing in their attempts to land Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Neymar.
Old Trafford management have gone to the extent of making at least, two official inquiries in the last three weeks for the current World’s Best Player.
Although Messi’s contract still has another two years left to run, but the Argentine is reportedly seeking “certain assurances” if he is to extend that deal.
The newspaper cites sources close to the 28-year-old, who have refused to rule out the possibility of a move and claimed that the player is “increasingly frustrated and hurt” by the media circus in Spain surrounding tax troubles.
United, meanwhile, recently appointed former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho as their new Coach and have been heavily linked with Messi’s ex-Barca teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Any transfer would “smash” the world-record €100m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale in 2013.