by Tife Olajuwon
Since the rumours started flying about Chelsea looking to trigger the Argentine Talisman’s buyout clause of, €250 million, reports of one other person trying to lure Lionel Messi over to the sunny side of
England at the Stamford Bridge.
Spaniard midfielder and one time Barcelona man, Cesc Fabregas is best friends with Lionel Messi, and could convince the Argentine to come over.
The Chelsea man denies these claims though. Saying he is not involved in luring Messi to the bridge.
“His situation has been made out tobe worse than it really is. Messi is happy at Barcelona and the club’s happy with him,” Fabregas told Onda Cero. “I get a bad feeling about it when people are saying that I am trying to convince Messi to join Chelsea. What makes people think I can discuss contracts? I am just a footballer.
“Leo will do whatever makes him happy. As his friend and former team-mate, it would be great if I get the chance to play with him again.
“I don’t really know Luis Enrique. I know Messi, though, and I really doubt that the things people say happened really did happen. Leo is a quiet guy and I have never seen anything like that during the three
years we were team-mates.
“The Spain international then went on to explain his decision to leave Barcelona for Chelsea ahead of the 2014-15 campaign and revealed that ex-Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, now back at Stamford Bridge, played a key role in the transfer.
“I never imagined I could end up atChelsea a few months ago, especially bearing in mind my past at Arsenal. But you can never rule out anything in football.
“I had no trouble making a decision after I had opted to leave Barcelona. I had to be selfish and look at the best option for myself. I spoke with Mourinho and I had made my decision within 10 minutes. He
convinced me to join Chelsea.”