BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Camp Nou stadium on November 24, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Manchester City leads the race for Lionel Messi signature, with the club prepared to offer Barcelona money plus three players in a mega deal.

Messi and Pep Guardiola are both keen on making a dream reunion happen as per Sportsmail.

City’s offer stands at £89.5 million (A$163m) plus star trio Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia.

Barcelona still faces a fight with the superstar over his release clause worth more than $1 billion, but he rumour mill continues with Barcelona playing hardball.

Both parties remain to tussle for Messi’s future, with Barcelona hoping their star man can play out his contract for next season.