Lionel Messi follows Chelsea on Instagram after missing training

Monday January 5 has been a busy day for Barcelona. The day started with an open doors training session for Barcelona's first team. Leo Messi couldn't make it, because of gastroenteritis. During the afternoon, the club fired Andoni Zubizarreta and the Carles Puyol quit. 

Xavier Ortuno

Then, after this tsunami of developments, around 7pm, Lionel Messi began to follow Chelsea on Instagram and two Blues players, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois. Several users of twitter and facebook have been sharing this information. 

Obviously it's not a sign of anything concrete - Leo Messi follows 97 people on Instagram - Argentina, Adidas, Beyonce, among others, as well as Manchester City.

But amid the rest of the news from Barcelona on Monday, is it any surprise that this has raised suspicions?

That said, we've seen signing announced in some strange ways, but for now a follow on instagram or a like on facebook is not, as far as we know, contractual.

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