Paul Pogba among three names on Chelsea wish list

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Chelsea will use the money they receive from the sale of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain to sign either Paul Pogba, Paulinho or Koke.

The Daily Telegraph believe Jose Mourinho has instructed Chelsea’s top brass to go all out to sign one of the aforementioned central midfielders in the next few months after deciding to cash in on Luiz.

Chelsea are expected to receive around £50million for Luiz when he completes his move to the Parc des Princes over the weekend.

Mourinho chose to deploy Luiz as a deep-lying midfielder in Europe this season so he has chosen to use the majority of the money to sign a player who is capable of playing in Chelsea’s engine room.

The Portuguese tactician would face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid if he was going to sign Juventus ace Pogba this summer.

Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United could make attempts to re-sign their former academy graduate after regretting their decision to let the Frenchman leave on a free transfer in 2012.

The 21-year-old has goals in his locker which could make him a ready-made replacement for the ageing Frank Lampard.

Koke, like Pogba, has also previously been chased by Manchester United but Louis van Gaal may choose to scrap Moyes’ plans to sign the Atletico Madrid man.

Tottenham’s Paulinho is also said to be on Mourinho’s wish list. He may be the easier of the three targets to move to Stamford Bridge and would cost the least amount of money.

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