SPORTS GIST Manchester City chief insists “no chance” of signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi By Adewunmi Tosin Posted on March 14, 2018 1 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Manchester City sporting director Ferran Soriano has claimed that there is “no chance” of the club signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The North-West outfit have been linked to the Argentina international in the past, and the rumours intensified when Pep Guardiola became manager. The Spaniard already has a relationship with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner having coached the attacker during a four-year spell as manager of Barcelona. However, even though City have the financial clout behind them, Soriano has told fans that signing Messi would not be possible. “There is no chance of signing Messi,” Goal.com quotes the sporting director as saying. “I know him and his family well and I know they are fine in Barcelona, which is where he needs to be. “We will make our way without him, which will be more difficult because he is the best player in the history of football. He changed everything, he is a genius.” Meanwhile, City are on the verge of lifting the Premier League title as they require just two more wins to do so.