Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a plan to land Manchester United target Paul Pogba, and could throw in Oscar as part of a swap deal, according to reports.
French newspaper Le 10 Sport, relaying information from Italy, claims that the Special One has remained quiet throughout the lengthy transfer saga for the highly-rated starlet, but has not removed his club from the race altogether. Initially it seemed that the trio of United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid would be competing for Pogba’s signature, but Le 10 suggests otherwise.
It’s thought that Chelsea have retained a keen interest in recruiting the former Old Trafford wonderkid, who is said to be valued at as much as €60million, as they are aware that the likes of Frank Lampard and David Luiz may be plying their trade elsewhere as of next season. Le 10 goes on to speculate that Oscar could potentially be a make-weight in a deal to take Pogba to Stamford Bridge, as Juventus would see it as a fair trade.
Of course it’s little more than fanciful rumour at this point, but the Serie A star’s other suitors should be worried by the prospect of Mourinho getting involved. The Portuguese boss has proven time and time again that he will use his guile to get his way, and the idea of working with him may appeal to Pogba and hand the Blues an advantage.