It didn’t take long for Chelsea to be linked with the biggest free agent in the history of professional football — well, outside of sh*tposts from yours truly — with Diario AS winning that race inside of 24 hours and claiming that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has “requested an urgent meeting” with Messi & Co by way of some “English intermediaries”.
How fast can your new yacht get there, Roman?
ÚLTIMA HORA— Diario AS (@diarioas) August 6, 2021
Los 'blues' se suman a la puja por el argentino tras su salida del Barcelona pic.twitter.com/MjV0AmLJG3
The report acknowledges that any interest from Chelsea is unlikely to dethrone PSG from being the favorite for Messi’s signature (or even a return to Barca after La Liga change their rules), but with Manchester City apparently not getting involved, especially after signing Jack Grealish, there may be an opportunity for us. No, not like one-in-a-hundred, more like one-in-a-million. So you’re saying there is a chance!
Like City, Chelsea are looking to drop nine figures on a player this week, but if that Lukaku deal collapses, maybe we’ll do something even more outrageous? Or why not both!? I’m definitely not inviting Sky Sports to this daydream party.