Wednesday 26 April 2017

Roman Abramovich meets Lionel Messi's father on his luxury yacht - report

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

This would be the biggest transfer story in history.

According to The Sun, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic held a meeting with Lionel Messi's father on his luxury yacht, with a view to making a move for the Barcelona forward.

The news comes as Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail yesterday for tax fraud.

Chelsea will reportedly pay Barcelona £110 million for the Argentine's services, while offering Messi wages of £800,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge.

Any move would dwarf the deals that brought Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

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