Chelsea quoted £40m for Pogba

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Chelsea have been told by Juventus that only bids of at least £40m will be considered for Arsenal transfer target Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Express.

The Frenchman is reportedly one of Jose Mourinho's top transfer targets for the January window, and the report claims Juventus are willing to talk to Chelsea and Arsenal as they look to raise money for a Christian Benteke bid.

Mourinho is keen to bring Pogba, a former-Manchester United academy graduate, back to the Premier League with Chelsea looking short in midfield.

Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel have filled the defensive midfield roles in Mourinho's midfield so far this season, but the 20-year-old Pogba has been identified as a natural fit for the position at Stamford Bridge long-term.

But the France international is also wanted by several of Europe's top clubs - including Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal.

Recent statements from the Juve camp seem to be setting the scene for a Pogba departure, with club president Andrea Agnelli and vice-captain Giorgio Chiellini both conceding recently that the Italian champions may struggle to resist a big bid for the talented youngster.

Arsenal reportedly had an offer rejected for Pogba last summer, and despite the addition of £42.4m playmaker Mesut Özil, the Emirates Stadium club are still expected to be active in January.

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