Messi reveals Premier League appeal

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has revealed he could be tempted by a move to the Premier League later in his career. The 21-year-old, who faces Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in the sides' Champions League semi-final second leg, has said in the past that he would never leave the Nou Camp so long as they wanted him. However, 'The Flea' has now suggested that may no longer be the case, having seen fellow la Liga stars Fernando Torres and Robinho thrive in England since joining Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

"The football in England is great, just as it is in Spain," Messi told UEFA's official website.

"But for now I'm very settled and feel really valued at Barcelona. I know the Premier League is a great league, but Barcelona is a big part of my life and I'm not thinking of anything else.

"With time, we'll see. You never know."

The Argentine international's revelation will undoubtedly alert the Premier League's cash-rich high-fliers, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Mark Hughes' Blues failed with an audacious £100 million bid to lure Kaka from AC Milan to Eastlands in January, having already signed Robinho from Real Madrid for £32.5 million last summer.

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