Chelsea warned Pogba will cost £40 million

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Chelsea and Arsenal have been warned they will have to cough up £40 million if they want to land Paul Pogba from Juventus, according to the Express.

Speculation surrounding the 20-year-old has increased since Juventus president Andrea Agnelli admitted he could be on the move if a suitable offer came in.

Pogba has excelled since leaving Manchester United last summer, and has attracted suitors from across Europe.

Arsenal and Chelsea are believed to be monitoring his situation in Turin and are said to contemplating a January move.

However according to the Express, should the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal want to land their man they must come up with £40 million.

The Express claim Juventus are only willing to let him join Chelsea for that fee in order to fund a raid for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to be desperate to sign Pogba, but may be put off by the price tag placed on him by Juventus.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have also been linked with the former Manchester United man, who left Old Trafford citing a lack of first-team action.

Arsenal have been missing a defensive midfielder since Alex Song departed north London, and with Abou Diaby perennially injured they may move for the Frenchman.

Despite the speculation surrounding Pogba, Juventus team-mate Giorgio Chiellini is adamant he is going nowhere.

"If someone wants to believe in fairytales and Father Christmas that’s his prerogative," he said.

"At the moment, Pogba is the biggest talent in international football in his position. If Juve do receive an obscenely high offer for him - just look at the price Bale went for.

"Paul is settled here and he’ll probably renew his contract, but you never know with the transfer market. Anything can happen.

"When a club is offered an obscene amount of money for a player it’s difficult to say no. No-one can promise that a player will never be sold. Every player has his price, that's just the way it is."

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