French international Paul Pogba rejected a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window after Italian giants Juventus had accepted a mega-money €85 million bid for his services.
This has been reported by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim that the former Manchester United midfielder discussed the prospect of moving to Stamford Bridge with his agent between August 24 and 25, before ultimately deciding to stay on in Turin.
It appears, then, that despite the west London outfit seemingly ready to majorly increase the player's salary at the Bridge, the midfielder opted to remain at last year's Champions League finalists for the immediate future.
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Juventus, of course, lost the likes of Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal in the summer window, however it appears that they just about managed to keep hold of Pogba, who is recognised as one of the leading young midfielders in European football.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will have to make do without the Frenchman, as they go in search of retaining the Premier League title this season.
Let's be honest, if the report from Gazzetta is true, then missing out on Pogba really is a huge blow for the Blues. At the end of the day, the signing of the Frenchman would have been a massive one for Jose Mourinho and Co. for a number of reasons.
Ultimately, a midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and, of course, Pogba would have no doubt been one of the best in Europe. In fact, the signing of the Frenchman would have changed dynamics of Mourinho's squad and handed them a great opportunity of securing success on both the domestic and European scene this term.
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