Messi wants to Play for Chelsea.
Chelsea Entourage are preparing to meet With Messi’s Representative for a Wholesome £570k a week deal for Messi.
A deal is expected to be struck between the two parties.
Messi Likes the Idea of Playing in England, and likes the project Thomas is building at Chelsea.
Chelsea coach might just have the football world wrapped under his finger as just a few days ago he has predicted every player will want to join Chelsea and here we are
Everyone wants to join my squad . I can imagine every player wants to come and join Chelsea – Thomas Tuchel
Messi held talks with the club on Thursday and although both parties hoped to reach an agreement that would see Messi remain at Camp Nou, Goal understands there were discrepancies that put the deal at risk of collapsing .
“FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.”
The 34-year-old was set to accept a deal that would see his weekly wage reduced by 50 per cent.
But the club’s financial situation made it impossible for them to register him for the new season without drastically reducing their wage bill.
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are said to be eager to lure him and are regarded as two of the few teams who could match his salary demands.
Messi has also expressed a desire to move back to his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys to finish his career.
What has Messi achieved at Barcelona?
Messi moved to Camp Nou at the age of 13 and progressed through the youth system to make his debut in 2003 when he was just 16.
He has blossomed into arguably the greatest to ever play the game, claiming 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns among a plethora of other trophies.
Messi recently won a major trophy with Argentina for the first time, helping them to Copa America success this year.