RUMOURS: Link between Lionel Messi and Chelsea.

Chelse are in pole position to sign Lionel Messi.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s father and agent has reportedly held negotiations with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich already.

UK tabloid The Sun claims the pair met on the Russian’s super-yacht to discuss the Barcelona superstar’s potential move to Stamford Bridge.

With Barca apparently not being very supportive in Messi’s messy tax fraud scandal, Chelsea are hoping to call dibs should the Argentinian decide to leave the Nou Camp.

If it were to happen, then the transfer fee “would smash the £100m mark”.