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Messi set for summer move to Chelsea?

Last updated on: January 07, 2015 11:42 IST
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- Messi is reportedly unhappy with coach Enrique's way of running the dressing room at Barca

- Chelsea have been linked with a 200m pound offer for Messi in the summer, while PSG have also shown interest in the Argentine captain's services

Lionel Messi of Barcelona

Lionel Messi of Barcelona. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Current Premier League leaders Chelsea are monitoring the relationship between Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique, which continues to worsen at the Catalan club.

A Spanish newspaper has reported that Messi is unhappy with coach Enrique's way of running the dressing room at Barca and in light of the same, 2015 might prove to be the year Chelsea makes their move for the Argentine.

It has been revealed that the club's first training session of 2015 was marred by a war of words between the two when Enrique failed to award a free-kick to Messi during a 5-a-side game, Sport24 reported.

Messi has reportedly grown irritated by the excessive authoritarianism of the coach, and this has left the situation between the coach and the club's star player on tenterhooks.

Chelsea have been linked with a 200m pound offer for Messi in the summer and this latest incident is likely to only strengthen suggestions that the move could happen.

Also, Italian media has reported that Paris Saint-Germain offered Messi 320,000 pound-a-week after tax to make the move to Ligue 1 last summer in a 160m pound deal.

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