Chelsea target warned against playing alongside Lionel Messi

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Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Barcelona, but it’s Barcelona who are the favourites to sign up the Argentine.

Meanwhile, former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello sent a warning to the 22-year-old striker that he should stay at Inter Milan and avoid making the move to Barcelona.

“If I were him, I would stay at Inter, because at Barca he would be a substitute,” former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello said on Monday in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

Martinez has been one of the stars of Serie A in 2019-20, scoring 16 goals in 31 appearances, but former Argentina striker Javier Saviola has told the young Argentine that he’d not find it easy to play with Messi.

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“Honestly for me he is a player who can come in handy for Barcelona,” Saviola said of Martinez in an Instagram chat with Goal.

“We know what it means to be next to Suarez, Messi and other great players,” Saviola added. “I am not saying that it is easy to play with them.” 

“Dybala said it was difficult with Messi and I supported him because it requires a high level of concentration, to be at his pace,” said Saviola, who represented Barcelona between 2001 and 2007.

“It seems easy but it is not.”

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