Fabregas plays down Messi to Chelsea talk, insisting: ‘He is happy at Barcelona’

first_img Lionel Messi 1 Lionel Messi is happy in Barcelona and not engineering a move away from the club, according to his former team-mate and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.Messi’s future was thrown into doubt last week after he was dropped for Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad, while on Monday he was absent from training.Chelsea had been rumoured as a possible destination for the Argentina international, but Fabregas insists his 27-year-old close pal is content in Spain and unlikely to follow him to Stamford Bridge.“Leo is happy at Barça and Barça are happy with him. All of this is simpler and more normal than what has been mounted with Leo following Chelsea on Instagram,” Fabregas told television show Al Primer Toque.“Messi started to follow me out of respect, I guess. I also currently follow other teams.”last_img read more