Nicolas Anelka has backed Juventus superstar Paul Pogba to make a Premier League return and join Chelsea.
Speaking to France Football, Anelka, who is reportedly a close friend of Pogba's, has insisted that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has the financial power to lure the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge.
Pogba, of course, departed England's elite division in 2012 after a torrid spell at Manchester United. Despite being tipped for success, the midfielder failed to secure a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's United squad, which ultimately saw him leave the club on a free transfer.
Now, though, Pogba is recognised as one of the leading young midfielders in world football, but could yet leave Juventus behind.
And Anelka could see him at one of the top clubs in Europe, as he's also recognised Real Madrid as a potential destination for the player.
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Speaking to France Football, Anelka said: "My preference is for Chelsea, which has really beefy players and the financial power of Abramovich and Real Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the greatest."
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid make a move for the player anytime soon.
Premier League interest
Pogba, though, certainly isn't short of admirers, with Chelsea's Premier League rivals Manchester City recently linked with a stunning £70 million move for the player's services.
In fact, Manchester United have even been linked with their former player in recent time, but it's uncertain as to whether he'd be interested in a return to Old Trafford.
There's no doubt about it, though, Pogba would prove a remarkable coup for Chelsea if Jose Mourinho managed to secure his signature.
With Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas already plying their trade at the Bridge, Mourinho would arguably have the world's best midfield on his hands if Pogba arrived this summer.
A combination of Matic, Fabregas and Pogba would only improve them as a major force domestically and on the European scene.
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