Today’s Chelsea transfer news and gossip roundup.
Chelsea made £118m Messi bid
Chelsea made an audacious £118m bid to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona this summer, according to the Daily Express.
The Argentine is widely regarded as the best player in the world and would have become the most expensive player of all time if he had moved, though this offer was swiftly rejected.
The Blues sensed he might be available after rumours he’d become unhappy at Barca, though they did not succeed with their cheeky bid for the forward.