Paris Saint Germain are set to challenge Chelsea for the signature of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, as reported by French newspaper L’Equipe.
Messi is reportedly unsettled at Barca, and several clubs have reportedly expressed an interest in signing him along with PSG, including the Stamford Bridge side.
Roman Abramovich reportedly set up a plan in recent days to bring Messi to the club in 2015, and he is willing to spend a staggering £200 million to make the move happen.
It will not be plain sailing for the Blues, however, especially with the interest expressed by the Ligue 1 side.
PSG are one of few clubs who can offer the same sort of financial package to Messi as the west London side, as they are owned by an arm of the Qatari government.
Barca lost to David Moyes’ Real Sociedad side this weekend, falling to a 1-0 loss, and Messi was reported to be unhappy with the result.