French billionaire Bernard Arnault has reportedly been linked with an ambitious swoop for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
This is according to the report from La Repubblica which revealed that the billionaire wants to buy Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and thereafter try to lure both Messi and Guardiola to the club.
Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world as confirmed by Forbes.
The Frenchman has a net worth of €107m to make him the third richest man.
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He wants Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at AC Milan in what could be a farfetched target for him.
Messi was recently crowned the best player in the world for the sixth time after winning the Ballon d’Or award on Monday.
The Barcelona superstar was level with arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo on five Ballon d’Or titles before the recipient for the 2019 Ballon d’Or Award was revealed earlier this month.
Messi had earlier won the Ballon d’Or Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
On his part, Pep Guardiola has won the last two Premier League titles at Manchester City but faces a big hurdle to make it a hat-trick of wins in the league with his team currently trailing leaders Liverpool by 11 points after 15 league games.