Midfielder Fernando is said to be on the verge of joining Galatasary, while Fabian Delph has been linked with Stoke City and Wilfried Bony could return to Swansea.
Girona’s players have also travelled to Manchester this summer to use training facilities at the City Football Academy.
Guardiola was reportedly out in his homeland for a family celebration but immediately met up with Messi when he heard of his intention to leave the Catalans, Sun writes.
“I looked at them towards the end of last season and the forward players they’ve got is scary, with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling”.
“What they needed to get right was their defence and it will be interesting to see how Ederson settles in, because you don’t win the Premier League with an average goalkeeper”.
Manchester City have taken the unusual step of organising a warm-weather training camp in Catalonia in the second week of the English Premier League season.
“Tottenham have a really exciting squad and a great manager in Mauricio Pochettino, but everybody is asking whether they can continue to match sides without signings”.
Pep Guardiola has spent €240.5 million (R3.8 billion) already in this transfer window, and now needs to sell players to avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.
African starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is close to joining Leicester City for a reported fee of €28 million (R439 million), with only minor details of his contract to be confirmed.