The Blues have joined the race to sign Barcelona superstar Messi according to Spanish football expert Guillem Ballague.
The Blues are thought to be in the equation if the Argentina international leaves Camp Nou.
Messi’s current contract set to expire next summer.
Manchester City have also been strongly linked with Messi, who handed in a transfer request following Barca’s disastrous 2019/2020 campaign.
Barcelona plotting potential Haaland move
Following Messi’s Camp Nou departure rumors, Barcelona targets signing Braut Erling Halaand as his replacement.
Joan Laporta is ready to throw his hat into the ring to become Barcelona president again.
If he does, he is ready to sign Erling Haaland for the side.
According to El Chiringuito, he will use his friendship with Mino Raiola to help tempt the Norway international star from Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool and Barcelona interested in Garay
Ex-Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay is the subject of interest from Barcelona and Liverpool according to SPORT.
Barca may look to bring in the 34-year-old, who has been a free agent since leaving Mestalla in February.
He is expected to provide cover for crocked trio Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are missing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez through long-term injury, and could also target Garay in the coming weeks.
Milan ready to make Thauvin a contract offer
Milan are poised to make Marseille star Florian Thauvin a contract offer, Sport Mediaset reports.
The creative attacker is out of contract at the end of the season and free to speak to teams.
Milan are ready to offer him a four- or five-year deal worth €3m per season.
Wijnaldum already has Barcelona agreement
Gini Wijnaldum agreed to join Barcelona as long ago as September according to TodoFichajes.
The Liverpool midfielder is expected to leave the club imminently.
Milan and Inter Milan are also interested but his future is already decided and it will be at Barca.