Jorge Messi, the father of Lionel Messi from Barcelona, has arrived in the United Kingdom and is already negotiating with Manchester City, reports RAC 1.
The player has made it clear to the LaLiga club through fax that he wants to leave this summer.
Several top European teams, including City and Paris Saint-Germain, have been put on high alert.
However, Messi prefers a reunion with Pep Guardiola, with whom he served at Camp Nou for four years.
It is believed Jorge Messi is discussing a two-year deal with City, although there are still question marks over if the Premier League side will have to pay a transfer fee.
Lionel believes he can activate a clause in his contract, which makes him a free agent at the end of a Barcelona season.
However, Barca insisted that the clause expired in June, which would mean either Messi or City would have to pay the player’s £630million release clause at the club.