Blues star wants to link up with Barca legend again in London.
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has denied that he is attempting to lure Lionel Messi to the club, though he did admit he would love to team up with the diminutive forward once again in west London, the Daily Star reports.
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The Argentina forward is reportedly closer than he has ever been to leaving Barca, with claims suggesting he has fallen out with club president Josep Bartomeu as well as head coach Luis Enrique.
Sources close to the 27-year-old have even claimed that Chelsea have made it clear that they would be willing to activate his £200m release clause to lure him away from the Nou Camp.
And Fabregas, who himself left Barcelona for Stamford Bridge over the summer, has said that he would love to play alongside his former teammate once again.
“Leo will do whatever makes him happy. As his friend and former team-mate, it would be great if I get the chance to play with him again,” he said.
But the Spanish international admitted that striking a deal to bring him to the Premier League could prove incredibly difficult.
“His situation has been made out to be worse than it really is. Messi is happy at Barcelona and the club’s happy with him.
“I get a bad feeling about it when people are saying that I am trying to convince Messi to join Chelsea. What makes people think I can discuss contracts? I am just a footballer.
“I don’t really know Luis Enrique. I know Messi, though, and I really doubt that the things people say happened really did happen.
“Leo is a quiet guy and I have never seen anything like that during the three years we were team-mates.”