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Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Lionel Messi’s situation at Barcelona ahead of a stunning swoop next summer. During this summer transfer window Messi was at the center of attention as he sent a fax to the club making clear his wanted a transfer request.
After which the Barcelona star was linked with moves to several European top clubs including Manchester City. However, the transfer window closed and Messi eventually ended up staying at Barcelona.
The Barca star’s contract with the club expires at the end of this season and it has led to speculations that Messi could leave the club. And La Liga expert Guillem Balague claims that Chelsea are in the mix to complete a shock deal.
“Chelsea, definitely in the equation if Messi becomes available,” he said on his YouTube channel. “All that is true.
“Would City try again? Yes they would. Obviously there’s no transfer fee attached to it now.
“They will be willing to pay the €25, or £25m-plus net that they’ll have to pay for him [in wages], much more than that, this is just a minimum requirement I think.”