According to Sky Sports reports, Mourinho was willing to introduce Messi at a price of 250 million pounds. Messi has reached an agreement with Chelsea, but the final transaction has not been completed.
Transfer expert DiMazio disclosed in his new book that in 2014, Mourinho persuaded Messi to join Chelsea. Messi was plagued by tax disputes at the time, and he also admitted that he wanted to leave Spain at this stage. Chelsea are ready to pay 250 million euros in liquidated damages and offer a contract with an annual salary of 50 million pounds for Messi. But the intervention of Messi’s father Jorge and former teammate Deco made the deal fail.
It is also mentioned in the book that Real Madrid chairman Florentino also wanted to introduce Messi a year before Chelsea shot, but Messi refused.