Lionel Messi did NOT have punch-up with Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, says Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas
Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and did not have a punch-up with boss Luis Enrique, says his former team-mate and Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas.
The Argentine has been embroiled in fevered speculation over his future during the past week with widespread reports of a bitter fall-out with Enrique after the superstar was left on the bench, missed training and then followed Chelsea on Instagram.
Messi and Enrique even had to be separated by Nemyar after a furious bust-up during training last week, it was claimed in the Spanish press.
But Fabregas has played down any trouble at his former club and says while he would love to play with Messi again he is not trying to facilitate a move to Stamford Bridge for his friend.
“Leo will do whatever makes him happy. As his friend and former team-mate, it would be great if I get the chance to play with him again,” the 27-year-old told Onda Cero.
“His situation has been made out to be worse than it really is. Messi is happy at Barcelona and the club’s happy with him.
“I get a bad feeling about it when people are saying that I am trying to convince Messi to join Chelsea. What makes people think I can discuss contracts? I am just a footballer.
“I don’t really know Luis Enrique. I know Messi, though, and I really doubt that the things people say happened really did happen.
“Leo is a quiet guy and I have never seen anything like that during the three years we were team-mates.”