The Chinese football club THE HEIBEI CHINA FORTUNE , wanted to sign up the Argentinean striker Lionel Messi from Barcelona , as at that time' Lionel Messi had not yet signed up a new contract with Barcelona, but now he ha signed up one with Barcelona. This Chinese club were wiling to buy Lionel Messi with a huge sum of money , and were willing to pay Lionel Messi a very huge yearly salary as well. It was a unheard and a very crazy offer just imagine 88, eighty eight million pounds a year. But very fortunately Lionel Messi, flatly rejected that offer and signed up a new contract with Barcelona. But mind you Hebei China Fortune have not yet given up hope of signing Lionel Messi in the near future, now the fellow Argentinean footballer Javier Mascherano has joined Hebei China Fortune in January, so they want to use him to convince Lionel Messi to join the Chineese club one day.