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Chelsea join clubs interested in signing Messi

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Chelsea have joined the race to sign Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Ballague.

The Blues are thought to be “in the equation” if Messi leaves Camp Nou, with his current contract set to expire next summer.

Manchester City have also been strongly linked with the 35-year-old, who handed in a transfer request following Barca’s disastrous 2019/2020 campaign.

Barcelona are enduring a difficult start to this current season and presently lie 13th on the table, although they have played one or two games fewer than virtually every other team in the league.

However, they already find themselves 12 points off the pace of leaders Real Sociedad, having lost three of eight league fixtures under Ronald Koeman.

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