Well-known Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to the latest speculation linking Barcelona forward Lionel Messi with a move to the Premier League.
According to The Sun, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all interested in the Argentina international.
It has also been reported that the 28-year-old is ready to listen to what the Premier League trio have to offer.
The British tabloid claims that Chelsea, United and City all believe that Messi “could be tempted to leave the Nou Camp”.
“And where all previous approaches were rebuffed instantly, the clubs were pleasantly surprised by the reaction, leaving them believing the Argentine might be ready to come to England at the end of next season,” added the report in The Sun.
Well-known Spanish football expert Balague has given his take on the situation on Twitter.
I believe top PL clubs have been surprised by the reception of their approaches. It doesn't mean Messi would go 4 sure but he is listening— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) October 23, 2015
Messi is the best player in the world and has been so for a number of years now.
The Premier League will be a better league if the Argentine decides to move to one of Chelsea, United or City in the near future.
However, one suspects that Barcelona will do all they can to make sure that Messi remains at Camp Nou for the rest of his playing career.