Metro have literally shocked our punters in the Football Transfer Tavern to their very core.
Chelsea fans are the most stunned of all given they are the ones who have reportedly offered Barcelona a monumental £118 million for one of their stars.
The player in question is of course Lionel Messi who has previously expressed an interest in a switch to the Premier League, asking Cesc Fabregas what life in England’s top flight was like.
Well as one of our punters notes, Cesc is now playing for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and we think he could well be key to any deal should the Blues be serious about such a bid.
Metro are claiming that Chelsea have already been in contact with Barcelona over a move, although quite what the Catalans responded with seems to be a bit of a mystery at the minute but we can hazard a guess!
A move to England would give Messi the chance to prove he really could do it in the two biggest leagues – a feat Cristiano Ronaldo can currently boast, but sadly for the Argentine, he cannot.
Chelsea fans. Would you really believe a rumour linking Messi with a move to Stamford Bridge and to play under Jose Mourinho of all people? Let us know your thoughts below.
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