Chelsea are serious about brining Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to Stamford Bridge in the summer, according to the Sunday Express.
The Argentine superstar has been heavily linked with a move away from the Nou Camp in recent months amid a falling out with the La Liga giants’ hierarchy.
And despite reports suggesting Messi will end his career at Barcelona, Chelsea are reportedly preparing a stunning world-record £200million approach for him this summer.
And they are also serious about lodging a £77m bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who has also been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League at the end of this season.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is planning years of domestic and European domination at Stamford Bridge and has convinced Roman Abramovich to bank roll what would be the biggest transfer deal in footballing history.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Ramires is expected to be sold next summer, with Pogba lined up as his replacement. Juventus and Real Madrid are thought to be interest in the Brazil international.