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Deal AGREED: Barcelona superstar almost joined Chelsea

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Chelsea were allegedly very close to signing Lionel Messi in 2014 before an intercession from the Barcelona forward’s dad.

The Argentina forward has been connected with a move to the Premier League on a few occasions, including prior for 2020 when Manchester City indicated firm enthusiasm for the whiz.

Nonetheless, for differing reasons, Lionel Messi has always been unable to seal a transfer to England’s top flight, seeing him spend his whole professional career at Camp Nou.

As indicated by Italian writer Gianluca Di Marzio, at that point Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and owner Roman Abramovich both made a play for Lionel Messi in 2014.

Di Marzio claims that Jose Mourinho figured out how to entice the player into a move to Stamford Bridge by means of FaceTime, while Roman Abramovich was set up pay a £225m release clause.

Lionel Messi’s dad and agent Jorge Messi is said to have ended talks, demanding that his son stayed with the Catalan giants

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