Lionel Messi joined Cesc Fabregas and their partners for lunch ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup tie with Everton.
And one question must have been on Blues’ fans minds: did Cesc venture to ask his old Barcelona teammate if he fancies a move to Stamford Bridge?
Messi and Fabregas grew up together in the Barcelona academy and have remained firm friends ever since.
They holidayed together this summer and, of course, linked up in London following the Best Fifa Awards.
Messi lost out in the Best Men’s Player category to old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fabregas left Barcelona for Arsenal but returned for a three-year stint alongside Messi at the Nou Camp before joining Chelsea.
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And how Chelsea supporters would love the four-time Ballon d’Or winner to join him in West London.
SunSport has reported that Argentine ace Messie is considering a ‘fresh start’ at Manchester City under his old Barca boss Pep Guardiola.
The superstar can leave Nou Camp for free next summer and Etihad chiefs believe he could open new chapter in his mesmeric career.
City are understood to have offered a £40million signing-on fee and a five-year deal worth over £500,000 per week.
Could Chelsea match that?