Messi looks almost certain to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season when his contract expires.
The Argentine penned a two-year deal after departing boyhood club Barcelona in 2021 and a return looks on the cards to the Nou Camp is on the cards.
While his time in Paris looks like it will end in disgrace with fans booing his every touch following his punishment for jetting off to Saudi Arabia instead of turning up to training.
A transfer to the Gulf state is the most probable conclusion to the saga, while the MLS also beckons where Inter Miami are interested.
According to Football London, Chelsea’s reported interest in the past has made them a viable destination this summer.
Despite offers from around the globe, Messi harbours ambitions to stay in Europe and win the Champions League one last time.
Barcelona would, therefore, be the most favourable destination, considering his grand history with the club and being pals with manager Xavi.
“It’s up in the air,” the Barca boss said on Messi.
“It depends on many things. There is not much more I can say. Leo is a spectacular footballer.
“He is a friend. From there, it depends on many things, but above all on his intentions and what he wants.”
But their financial trouble could prevent them from launching an offer, with Messi currently earning £500,000-a-week.
While Chelsea are not in the Champions League next season, that will not stop owner Boehly from splashing the cash and someone to score goals is top of the wish list.
There are not many players in the world who know where the net is better than Messi while conquering the Premier League might appeal, after winning titles in Spain and France.