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Chelsea get Paul Pogba boost

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will push ahead with an offer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.

According to the London Evening Standard, Mourinho has been handed hope in his pursuit of the €70m-rated Pogba as Juventus need to raise the funds to complete a deal of their own to sign Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

Domino effect

As is the case with these high level transfers, it often just takes one domino to fall into place for the others to quickly follow. In this case, that crucial domino may be Alexis Sanchez.

At the moment, his decision is holding up a Barcelona deal for Luis Suarez, as Juventus, Arsenal and Liverpool are all waiting to hear from Sanchez regarding their offers.

If Juve win the race, then they'll need to free up transfer funds to complete the £30m deal as they also want to sign Angel Di Maria and Juan Cuadrado, something they can do by selling one of their most valuable assets.

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Juventus options

They have two options should they want to receive the maximum possible, either they sell Chilean superstar Arturo Vidal or French superstar Paul Pogba. Both midfielders have been linked with the Premier League - Manchester United with Vidal and Pogba with Chelsea.

Pogba, valued at £60m, enjoyed a strong World Cup and is also a target for Manchester City.

Chelsea transfer decisions

Like Juventus, Chelsea will also have to sell before they can buy although Mourinho has several first-team stars on the chopping block already.

Romelu Lukaku is in-demand and could be let go following the acquisition of Diego Costa while John Obi Mikel and Ramires are also both available for the right price.

Mourinho wants to strengthen his midfield further, despite the addition of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, as he looks to build a team capable of maintaining a Premier League and Champions League challenge.

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