Lionel Messi has expressed his desire to go into the summer and is said to be Man City's new parking facilities Argentina striker. However, this is not the first time Messi closer to joining an English team because in the past, almost every Barca superstar Chelsea in a deal "blockbuster" of up to 225 million pounds.
Messi nearly bit more joined Chelsea success
According to the Italian SkySports, Messi exchanged views over the phone with Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea captain in 2014 when about leaving Barca. Specifically, the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has agreed to pay for Messi 50 million pounds / year after tax to persuade the striker moved to the Premier League.
Fee that Chelsea made the deal for "blockbuster" would break the world record with 225 million pounds offer. That is money that Chelsea accepted money to activate the clause freeing Messi contracts that time.
Both owner Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho were all keen to complete this contract when Messi can help Chelsea to update the image and create a breakthrough in terms of expertise. According to experts Di Marzio transfer, Real Madrid also tried on similar plans in 2013 but the team Spanish royal Messi was immediately rejected because loyalty to the team managing Barca.
Billionaire Roman Abramovich wanted to own superstar Messi in 2014
Reportedly, the first contact between Messi and Chelsea was held in May 1/2014 when striker born in 1987 are entangled in the investigation of tax evasion. With depression with the Spanish authorities, Messi has been actively searching for a new competition environment.
Then, a telephone conference was arranged between Messi and Mourinho. The result of the encounter via FaceTime is reported to have gone well. End of that summer, Chelsea have to sit at the negotiating table with Barca but at the last minute, and also representatives of Messi's father, Jorge was in and request termination of contract negotiations.
Messi unexpectedly stay and continue to reap the same series titles Barca
Jorge was extremely angry when excluded in negotiations by former players Deco meanwhile was 2 team chosen to represent intermediate. According to the father of Messi, all agreements must be adopted him and the Chelsea or Barca sit private conversations without his appearance as an insult.
Then Messi alleviate the stress from his father when he said not interested in joining Chelsea. Any agreement was canceled when Messi hear his father to continue sticking to the Camp Nou. However, success has come with Messi in the following season when he won the treble with Barca divine (La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League).