Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has demanded an urgent meeting with representatives of Lionel Messi.
It follows the shock ness that financial and structural obstacles in the shape of La Liga FFP regulations mean that the Argentine will not be able to sign his new deal at Barcelona after all, and, instead, is leaving the club as a free agent.
PSG are widely expected to sig him, with reports that a two year deal is set to be offered to Messi to make the move to Paris and Ligue 1.
And Messi himself is said to favour a move to Manchester City and a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola.
But now a new potential destination for the Argentine captain has emerged. Chelsea are aware that, just having broken the British record to sign Jack Grealish, City may not be in a position to make another big financial outlay this summer.
The West London club are also being linked with a big money move for Romelu Lukaku.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.