The owner of Chelsea Football club, Roman Abramovich, is reportedly trying to meet with Lionel Messi’s representatives after Barcelona announced this week that the superstar player will be leaving the club.
The Chelsea Billionaire owner made his move following the announcement made by the Laliga giant On Thursday, August 5, that Messi, 34, will leave the club after 21 years, as they will not be able to renew his contract due to financial regulations in Spain.
Abramovich is said to have ‘requested an urgent meeting’ with Messi’s representatives as the player is now a free a free agent
According to the reputable AS in Spain, Abramovich has ‘set his eyes’ on Messi and ‘requested an urgent meeting’ with his team.
The Blues are in the market for a new attacker with Erling Haaland a major target at the start of the summer.
Haaland is now set to stay put at Borussia Dortmund, with Chelsea switching focus to Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.
However, the surprise news about Messi’s sudden availability has now made Chelsea switch focus with the report claiming Chelsea are continuing negotiations for Lukaku while exploring the possibility of signing Messi.
Chelsea cited that PSG may not be able to meet his wage demands and City have just spent £100million on Jack Grealish, while also in pursuit of £150m Harry Kane