Following reports that Chelsea made an audacious, if ultimately futile, offer to buy Lionel Messi this summer, a question has been posed as to whether arguably the world's greatest ever footballer will ever play outside Spain.
If rumours are perceived to be true then both Bayern Munich and Chelsea could battle to do the impossible and convince the Argentinian dynamo to switch clubs at the end of the current campaign, even if it is for a mooted €250million.
Whilst Bayern sit as the kings of Europe and have Pep Guardiola at their helm, one struggles to see a world in which Messi departs Spain to play in the Bundesliga.
Chelsea on the other hand may have the slimmest of slim chances when it comes to prising the Barca star away from the hands of the only club he has ever known, and so will definitely try.
A move for to the Blues in my opinion wouldn't be all that bad. Imagine a world when Messi gets -brace yourselves- even better! There's a host of reasons why the maestro shouldn't completely laugh off the idea of a move to Stamford Bridge, here are our top five...