Stamford Bridge move for Nou Camp superstar is nothing but a pipe dream.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that his side have ‘no chance’ of signing Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi due to UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines according to Goal.com.
One would also imagine that such a move being impossible is also down in no small part to the fact that the 27 year old doesn’t seem likely to leave the Nou Camp any time soon.
Though Messi’s current Barcelona contract does possess a release clause, that being set at an astronomical £205m, clearly the Argentine would still have to agree on a move for such a clause to be effective.
Chelsea are on a solid financial footing at present having made a £18.4m profit for the year ending in June 2014, this due in no small part to Jose Mourinho’s intelligent use of the transfer market.
Since returning to west London Mourinho has cleverly used funds made from the sales of unwanted player to more than cover the cost of new additions.
Chelsea made over £100m from the sales of Juan Mata, David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku alone, a sum that more than covered the acquisition of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Cesc Fabregas over the summer.
On the subject of a move for Messi the Chelsea boss is fairly unequivocal, stating;
“No I have no chance of that,”
“Because at this moment there is financial fair play and with the financial fair play we have to follow certain rules, certain numbers and we obviously have no conditions to buy, as you say a ‘super amazing player’ paid with ‘super amazing numbers’. At Chelsea at this moment we cannot do [it].”