Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Napoli at the Camp Nou in the Uefa Champions League. Photo: AP
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Napoli at the Camp Nou in the Uefa Champions League. Photo: AP

Lionel Messi to Inter Milan is a dream of club’s Chinese owners that dates back to 2016

  • Steven Zhang, now chairman of the Serie A runners-up, told club officials to ‘get Messi’ soon after Suning took control of the club
  • A year on from a failed attempt to take Gareth Bale to Chinese Super League rumours grow of move to poach Barcelona star

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Napoli at the Camp Nou in the Uefa Champions League. Photo: AP
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Napoli at the Camp Nou in the Uefa Champions League. Photo: AP
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