Barcelona star Lionel Messi could use Chelsea and Monaco in a sensational ploy to improve his current deal at the Nou Camp.
French newspaper Le 10 Sport, claims that what the Argentinian maestro wants more than anything is a lucrative improvement on his current contract that will see him eclipse Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's highest paid player.
And Messi, who has repeatedly stated his desire to retire with Barcelona, is ready to use the interest coming from Chelsea & Monaco in order to get what he wants.
Only this summer the likes of the aforementioned teams were rumoured to have approached Messi and Barca, with the intention of activating his colossal €250million release-clause and completing the deal of the century.
However despite continued interest there never been any sort of inclination offered that the Spanish giants are willing to sell their prized asset, nor from Messi's camp- until now- that he would consider a move.
And the 26-year-old isn't the only one with contract issues that are likely to leave Barcelona chiefs with significant headaches.
The Catalan club are currently embroiled in a struggle with Andres Iniesta over his proposed new deal as well as now being forced to decide upon the futures of the Liverpool target Martin Montoya and the highly-rated Marc Bartra.