Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has urged his countryman Paul Pogba to join the West London club this summer, reports France Football.
The Frenchman is being strongly linked with a move back to Old Trafford, the club he left on a free back in 2012, but Anelka has urged him to join up with Jose Mourinho instead at Stamford Bridge.
Pogba has fast become one of Europe's top players and is considered one of the best midfielders in world football, and with the financial powers being elsewhere around Europe, the 21-year-old is expected to leave Juventus in the next few years.
Juve's board have already confirmed that they expect to lose the star in the future due to money issues and the fact that Serie A isn't prestigious enough anymore, and that has sparked mass interest from all around Europe.
However, Pogba's countryman has urged him to snub everywhere and join Chelsea instead because of the quality the club has and also the financial backing it has.
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Anelka played for The Blues back in 2008 until 2012 and he has urged Pogba to move to West London.
During his playing days, Anelka featured for three of the clubs interested in Pogba, four if you include Chelsea, and he has advised the midfielder to pick Mourinho's side.
He told France Football: "Paul technically knows everything and he has the qualities to play anywhere. My preference is for him to join Chelsea, who have very strong players and the financial power of [Roman] Abramovich.
"Also Real Madrid, who are one of the bigot clubs in the world, if not the greatest. He would grow a lot under Carlo Ancelotti."
Anelka played for Arsenal, Real Madrid and PSG, all whom are in contention to sign Pogba.