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Messi tells Barcelona to buy Man City striker Aguero

Lionel Messi is keen for Barcelona to bring Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to the Nou Camp.TV3 says Messi is close to striking a deal with the Catalan giants but has asked Barcelona to sign Aguero and offer goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto a contract renewal.

He is set to earn around £16.5million a year with up to £3m in bonuses and the economic terms are nearly settled upon.

During negotiations, Messi's father, Jorge, met the club's general director Antoni Rossich and economic vice-president Javier Faus on Tuesday, when it is believed the signing of Aguero was raised.

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