Argentina forward, Lionel Messi sparked rumors of an imminent transfer when he stated in an interview that there was a possibility that he would leave Barcelona.
Various clubs have been linked to the highest goal scorer in Champions league history but none more strongly than Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. Manchester City went as far as officially approaching Barcelona on the availability of the 26 year old. The offer was immediately rebuffed by Barcelona as they claimed their talisman was going nowhere.
However, a source in the Camp Nou revealed that Barcelona were preparing the unthinkable; Lionel Messi opting to leave. The club are rumored to be willing to let the forward go for nothing less than 200 million Euros. According to the source, Messi’s preferred destination if he ever left Barcelona are Chelsea.
The deal is still a long way from reality and Messi might just be playing a media mind game to get an improved contract from Barcelona