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Arsenal boss Arteta: Messi to Man City?!

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he has no idea if Lionel Messi is about to leave Barcelona for England.

The Barca captain was linked with Manchester City over the weekend by Argentine reporters.

A former Barca player, Arteta was asked about the rumours yesterday: "I have no clue!

"It's not a question for us, but obviously, if he could come and join this country, I think it would be a huge plus for the country, for the league and for everybody to have the opportunity to enjoy him."

Last night, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted new contract talks with Messi were ongoing, with his current deal having less than 12 months to run.

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