Adidas to fund an audacious move for Lionel Messi on behalf of Manchester United according to reports.

One of the leading sportswear manufacturer, who are paying £75 million a year to sponsor ‘The Red Devils’, are concerned by the clubs performances and are worried that United’s lack of success could in the long run effect their own brand.

To help matters, Adidas, who have sponsored Messi for over thirtheen years, are ready to team up with United in an effort to lure one of the best football players in the game to England which would exceed the £85.3million world record transfer deal.

Adidas and Man United are ready to make sure Messi does not extend his deal with the Spanish champions, this could also effect Nikes football shirt sales due to sponsorship with football club Barcelona. with Messi’s contract expiring in 2018, while his buyout clause is set at £215m reports also claim that Manchester City are willing to put up a very large figure.