Chelsea and Bayern in $345m bid for Messi

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Lionel Messi is being eyed by Chelsea and Bayern Munich for a possible record-breaking $345 million purchase this coming summer, according to UK-based sports website

Last week, three Adidas-backed clubs had offered $339 million for Barcelona’s star player, but had all been rejected.
The offer by the clubs was less than Messi’s buyout clause with Barcelona, which stands at $345 million.

Bayern are allegedly planning to make a new offer this June, backed by Adidas, who have agreed to pay half of the costs of his deal to sweeten his possible move from Barcelona, says Paris-based

Additionally, two other clubs, one of them potentially being Chelsea, will also return with offers.

Messi is currently still in talks with Barcelona to upgrade his contract, a move which would make him the world’s highest paid player, ahead of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentinian’s contract with Barcelona runs until 2018, when he will be 31.

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