(Picture: Getty
(Picture: Getty

Rumourshavebeenspreading online this afternoon that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi considered a move to Arsenal shortly before signing a new contract with the Catalan club in May.

A story on a Spanish website called Voz Populi suggests that the World Cup finalist, four-time Ballon d'Or winner, three-time Champions League winner and six-time La Liga winner was lining up a move to the FA Cup winners.

The article, written by Spanish journalist Enrique 'Kike' Marin, suggested Messi's then teammate, and former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas was acting as a go-between before he moved to Chelsea.

Although there seem to be a distinct lack of sources cited or quotes given from any of the parties involved...

Lionel Messi pictured just days after apparently posturing for a move to Arsenal... (Picture: AFP/Getty)
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