Chelsea or Manchester City could seal the £200million signing of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi – but not Manchester United.

Messi has been strongly linked with an exit from Barcelona in the last few days, with his father and agent Jorge refusing to rule out a move.

And despite United being rumoured to be front-runners for the Argentine’s signature, Spanish newspaper Sport says Chelsea or City are the most likely destinations in England.

Indeed, they say only Chelsea, City, PSG or Inter Milan could put together the funds to lure Messi, with United not being considered in the race.

Both Chelsea and City have previously been linked with move for Messi, with both said to have seen bids knocked back in the past.

source: metro UK