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Rio Ferdinand claims that Chelsea want to add Lionel Messi to their ranks

It may have been a moment of jest from Rio Ferdinand, but the BT Sport pundit has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons with one of his recent tweets.

Not long after news broke that Lionel Messi wanted to leave Barcelona, the former team-mate of Frank Lampard noted that the now Chelsea manager wants to take the Argentinian to West London.

Roman Abramovich would surely love to have Barca’s No.10 wearing the blue of his team, and if there’s any truth to Ferdinand’s social media activity, then what a line up Lampard will have at his disposal for the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have signed from Ajax and RB Leipzig respectively, whilst it’s believed that deals for Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz aren’t far away.

By adding Messi into the mix, it would easily put Chelsea into the mix as title contenders, but the question would be whether the Argentinian really does want to uproot his while family and move to the English capital.

He can of course speak to Cesc Fabregas and Pedro for their opinions on the club, both having moved from Camp Nou to Stamford Bridge.

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