According to the Italian journalist DiMazio, in 2014, Messi decided to join Chelsea after a Facetime video call with Mourinho. Chelsea is preparing to activate Messi’s 250 million euro termination fee and bring Messi to Stamford Bridge. .
The 33-year-old Messi wanted to leave La Liga more than once, most recently in August this year. Although Messi asked for a transfer, the 700 million euros liquidated damages prevented the transfer from taking place.
But in 2014, Chelsea was preparing to activate 250 million liquidated damages to bring Messi to Stamford Bridge and give Messi a net salary of 50 million pounds per season. This was called "in the transfer market" by DiMazio. The greatest secret".
After being investigated for tax evasion by the Spanish government in 2013, Messi’s transfer negotiations with Chelsea started. In DiMazio’s latest book on the transfer market, it was revealed that Mourinho had a video call with Messi. Persuaded Messi to join.
However, even though the personal terms have been reached, the intervention of Messi’s agent father and former teammate Deco caused the transfer to "rupture like a soap bubble and disappear into the air."
Moreover, before Chelsea, in 2013, Real Madrid chairman Florentino also tried to sign Messi with a termination fee of 250 million euros, but Messi refused.