Chelsea to make shock move for La Liga superstar

Chelsea to make shock move for La Liga ‘superstar’

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Lionel Messi’s agents have reportedly offered the playmaker to several European clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Argentina international WI run out of contract at Camp Nou this summer, and his future at the Catalan club remains unclear following another season for Barcelona.

The 33-year-old attempted to leave the Barca last year, it was forced into staying against his will, however, a change in the presidency has increased the possibility of him choosing to stay.

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However, according to Manchester Evening News, Barcelona have offered the forward a new long-term contract on a significantly reduced wage following to the financial troubles exacerbated due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The report suggests the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is yet to decide on his future, with his agent believed to be already on the lookout for new clubs in the order to explore his options.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are understood to be in the pole position to secure his services given the enormous financial outlay it would take to sign Messi, even without a transfer fee.

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However, the report suggests that Chelsea and Man Utd have also been approached to determine whether they would be interested in the Argentine icon.

The Red Devils are expected to pass up the opportunity following to their transfer priorities lying elsewhere.

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