Pochettino presents Messi with odd contract to beat Man City to transfer

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has presented Lionel Messi with a bizarre contract offer in a bid to blow Manchester City out of the water.

The Barcelona star is out of contract at the end of the season and looks likely to leave.

Messi was desperate to depart the Nou Camp in the summer but was threatened with court action to stay.

But he may get his wish and is free to speak to other clubs this month over a pre-contract agreement.

City and PSG are the favourites to land the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, with the former ahead of their Parisian rivals.

Pep Guardiola remains close with Messi and the two had incredible success at Barcelona.

But PSG have made a last-gasp attempt to convince the Argentine his future likes in France.

According to Todofichajes, the Ligue 1 champions have offered Messi similar wages to what he would earn at the Etihad.

But they have also gone on to include a 'golden retirement' in the MLS with their Inter Miami.

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David Beckham's franchise has only been in existence for three years but have already snapped up veteran stars such as Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi.

The Inter Miami owner and England legend had a stint at PSG as a player and remains close with the club's owners.

Messi has already mentioned the United States as a potential destination after admitting it was a dream to play there.

And PSG are prepared to grant that wish as part of their contract offer, though Todofichajes report that City have also made a similar promise.

As well as extravagant wages, they have offered the 33-year-old a chance to end his career with sister club New York City FC.

Signing Messi is integral for PSG as they expect Kylian Mbappe to leave with Real Madrid looking to snap up the Frenchman, Todofichajes further report.

Without the 22-year-old, the Parc des Princes outfit will lose a considerable amount of firepower.

But club chiefs believe partnering Neymar up with Messi again will finally see them land the biggest prize – the Champions League.

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