Chelsea fans are looking excited here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Express report that Cesc Fabregas is endorsing a move for the Blues to sign Lionel Messi for a fee worth around £200 million.
Cesc of course knows the Barcelona star well, both on and off the field and it seems that he would be more than happy for Roman Abramovich to put his hand in his pocket and bring Messi to Chelsea in a stunning transfer that would rock world football.
The former Arsenal midfielder claimed: “I’d be all for it. As a Barca man, I believe that Messi deserves to retire at Barca for all that he has given the club.
“He is a legend that has changed Barca history.
“But, as his team-mate and friend, without doubt I’d love to have Leo by my side.
“This season Barca are Messi and ten others. Messi has saved his team on many occasions.”
As our landlord notes, previous relations between Chelsea, Mourinho and Messi have not been the best but that was of course the case with Cesc Fabregas before he made the shock move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
Now we think that with the endorsement from Cesc – who is a known close friend of Messi – anything is possible, especially if Chelsea pip Manchester City to the Premier League title this season!
Chelsea fans. While this rumour appears great on the face of it, can you really see Messi turning out for you in years to come or is this just a pipedream? Let us know your thoughts below.
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