Chelsea have set their eyes on signing evergreen attacker Lionel Messi this summer after club owner Roman Abramovich requested an “urgent meeting” with the Argentinian’s entourage, according to reports in Spain.
Despite the 34-year-old agree a new five-year deal with the La-liga giants two months ago, Barcelona have break the news yesterday evening that they can’t extend his new proposal deal because of financial reasons and new La-liga rules.
The situation shocked the football world as Lionel Messi, who established himself as one best player in football history is now a free agent, available to talk to any other clubs.
Immediately after Messi become a free agent, Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, confirmed Paris Saint-Germain have held talks with the Argentinian’s entourage, however, reports from Spain this evening suggested that Chelsea have enter the race in hope of signing the playmaker.
According to The AS, Chelsea have their eyes set on the Argentine and have requested an ‘urgent meeting’ with Messi’s ‘representative’.
The reports explain in details that the Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who interested in signing the Argentina star in 2014, has requested an urgent meeting with Messi’s camp via an English intermediary to put a pitch to Messi.
The Champions League holder are working on strike the deal of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan this summer and could also bring in 34-year-old Messi since the breaking news of his Barcelona exit last night.
Messi, who won 35 titles in 17 seasons with Barcelona, including four Champions League titles, secretly agreed to join Chelsea for £290 million in 2014, however the deal collapsed when his father and agent, Jorge Messi, found out about it.
The 34-year-old talisman scored 747 goals with additional of 312 assists in 926 appearances, and he earned £492 million over the length of his last four-year contract.