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Arsenal Shock Favourites To Land Barcelona Superstar

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal are regarded as shock favourites to land Lionel Messi should he choose to leave Barcelona.

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The Daily Star reported that Arsenal are favourites to land Messi this summer but will have to hand him £600,000 a week to secure the deal.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are also considering moves for Messi but the Argentina ace would prefer a move to north London if he quits Barcelona.

The Gunners would have to shell out a huge £18m a year AFTER tax, meaning Messi’s weekly wage would be an eye watering £600,000 before deductions.

He is currently earning over £14m a year net in La Liga and has a buy-out clause in excess of £175m.

Messi’s desire to live in London could now count in Arsenal’s favour again.

Chelsea face a battle to climb back into the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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