Published On: Thu, Jul 7th, 2016

The Sun: Abramovich meets with Messi’s father as Chelsea prepare record move for Barcelona star

In the wake of the Argentine's tax fraud case, CHELSEA will join Manchester City in the chase for Lionel Messi if the superstar gives any indication he might quit Barcelona.

Roman Abramovich

 

Lionel Messi’s father has met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, according to The Sun.

The report says Messi’s father met with Roman Abramovich as the superstar believes Barcelona could have been more supportive during his tax fraud case.

The meeting was held on his super-yacht Eclipse to speak about the Barcelona star perhaps continuing his career at Chelsea.

 

Abramovich yacht

 

A potential fee for the 29-year-old would be about £110 million and will better the forward’s current deal with the Spanish champions, which currently stands at £600, 000 a week.

Manchester City have also registered their interest and have a contract prepared which would see Messi earn £800, 000 a week.

Paper Round’s view: Still incredibly unlikely even if Messi’s father and Chelsea have met, as Barcelona will relent any advances.

Read the full story at The Sun 

 

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