World football: Top five crazy transfer rumours

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2. Lionel Messi to Chelsea

Reports in Spain had suggested adidas were prepared to help Chelsea pay £210 million for World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi may well be one of the greatest footballers ever, but £210m is most certainly crazy.

It’s unlikely the Argentine will leave Barcelona, but if he does, would he really cost that much money.

Forget football, the war now seems to be between the sponsors, with adidas looking to trump nike.

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