The Catalan giants have confirmed that the renewal of Lionel Messi is not a possibility anymore, owing to economic restrictions put in place by the Spanish footballing federation. Premier League is always an option for Argentina international, as many English teams can realistically afford the attacker.
But while Man City, Man United were initial options, the Blues are better fitted to add Messi given the fact that they are yet to make any notable moves in the transfer market so far. Indeed, the Red Devils have already splashed the cash on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, while Man City have recently brought in Jack Grealish.
Man City are also in the battle to add Harry Kane, with the Cityzens set on sustaining their success for the long term. However, one team that can still afford to spend the silly money in the market for Lionel is the Blues. Coming on the back of an impressive 2020/21 season, Chelsea are on the rise under the management of the German tactician.
But despite the presence of talented midfielders and attackers, Chelsea lack the services of a proper goalscorer, with Timo Werner struggling in his first campaign at the London club.
Such a void could compel Roman Abramovich to break the bank for the Argentine superstar, who could be the perfect addition in the Blues’ attacking setup, alongside Havertz and Mount.
From a tactical perspective, Man City are better suited for the 34-year-old forward than the Blues. Still, Thomas Tuchel can always tweak his system to accommodate Messi into his setup that usually requires a lot of work rate and aggression from the strikers.