In August Manchester City wanted to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, after the player demanded to leave Camp Nou.
Barcelona suffered a setback last year after failing to win a trophy after beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The Argentina captain has fallen out with Josep Bartomeu – who resigned as Barcelona president in October.
Messi’s contract expires at the Camp Nou at the end of June 2021, which means another club could negotiate with him with a view to taking him on January 1.
This is an opportunity if Manchester City can use it to re-sign the Argentina captain.
According to reports, City will be able to pay Barcelona miliyan 50 million, a fee the club will agree to due to the pressure caused by the corona.
Otherwise City can wait until the end of the season, when his contract expires at Camp Nou.
The Argentina captain has made 10 appearances for Barcelona this season, scoring six goals, including three in the Champions League.
Manchester City announced on Thursday that Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year deal to continue coaching the club.
City are thirsty for the Champions League, so they expect Guardiola to win the trophy with players like Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are eighth in La Liga with 11 points and will face Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday.
Manchester City are 10th in the Premier League with 12 points and visit Tottenham on Saturday.