Manchester City could make an approach to sign Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.
The Blaugrana are facing major financial concerns, and they must lower their wage bill by €200m to come within the La Liga salary cap.
They are looking to offload some high-profile players. The club can’t register new signings without meeting the new league rules.
According to French outlet Telefoot, Pep Guardiola has been in contact with Griezmann over a possible move to the Premier League.
Griezmann would be tempted to accept a new challenge with suggestions that a new contract for Lionel Messi may lead to his departure.
Messi is currently a free-agent after 17 years with the club. The Catalan giants are keen to keep him, but he is now treated as a new player.
They must register him alongside the new arrivals. The Blaugrana could reduce their wage bill significantly through Griezmann’s exit.
They could lower their wage bill by around €40m, considering Griezmann’s €350,000-a-week salary and amortisation payments.