Chelsea may miss out on landing Paul Pogba this summer even if they bid a whopping £60million, such is Juventus’ stance on the future of the Frenchman.
That’s according to the London Evening Standard, who claim that despite the fact Jose Mourinho is considering a last minute offer that would break his club’s transfer record, a possible transfer is far from a formality.
The ongoing speculation over Pogba has been fuelled by the fact that Juve harbour an interest in a number of Blues players, including Willian, Ramires and Oscar.
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Yet despite that they don’t look ready to entertain the possibility of including Pogba in any deal that would perhaps see them sign any of those players.
They’ve recently handed the France midfielder the coveted number 10 jersey at the Juventus Stadium, and they very much see him as vital to their plans moving forward.
On top of that the departures of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal have left them in the midst of a transitional period in the middle of the park. Losing Pogba, regardless of the compensation they would receive, would therefore be hugely detrimental.
And yet such concerns will do little to sway Mourinho, who has watched his side toil so far this term, only picking up one point from a potential six during their opening two encounters.
It’s believed the Special One has Roman Abramovich’s permission to push for a big deal for Pogba, though all the blessings in the world won’t necessarily convince Juve to do business if they are completely against it.
Pogba the missing link?
Naturally Blues fans will hope Mourinho can work his magic and change some minds in Italy. The addition of Pogba to an already tantalising midfield unit comprising of Nemanja Matic and Francesc Fabregas would significantly boost Chelsea’s options.
At the moment it appears that such a player could be the difference between title retention and a flat campaign.
Chelsea fans, do you think there’s any chance you might sign Pogba this summer? Is he worth £60m? Let us know in the comments box below.