Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from rumours linking Lionel Messi to his club.
Mourinho, who used to manage Messi and Barcelona’s arch-rivals, Real Madrid, has stated that he believes that Messi will always be playing for the Catalan team.
“I think it’s difficult. I have a feeling that Messi will always be Barca. I may be wrong, in football you never know what will happen tomorrow, but I do not see a player of this size out of that club. But, as I say, I may be wrong,” the Portuguese manager said to Gazzetta dello Sport television.
According to Marca, PSG and Manchester City are also interested in signing the Argentine star, but with Financial Fair Play restrictions, Chelsea as well as their English rivals and the French club have been discouraged from making any offers, with Barcelona likely to ask in excess of €200 million for the goal-machine.
Lionel Messi has scored 392 goals in 461 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions.
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