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
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

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