Jose Mourinho would be the specialist in failure if he ruined Paul Pogba

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It is believed Chelsea are confident they can complete the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus in the region of £70million.

The French midfielder is the most in the demand player in the world right now and has been linked to a number of the big European clubs, with Barcelona previously believed to be the favourites for his signature.

Yet it appears Chelsea have jumped to the front of the queue for the talismanic player, with the West London side thought to break the British transfer record to secure Pogba.


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Jose Mourinho is believed to be concerned that his midfield of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas has had a poor start to the season, in particular the Spaniard who looked very light-weight defensively, especially against Manchester City.

Although Fabregas can play the ball from deep in that position, he is poor at defending. In the current system Chelsea use, it would simply not bring out the best of Pogba.

Since re-joining the Blues two seasons ago Mourinho has stuck with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation which has rarely changed.

If the Chelsea boss was to switch to a 4-3-3, with Matic holding, then Fabregas and Pogba playing ahead of him it could be a truly devastating midfield capable of dominating Europe.

This formation would allow the pressure of defending off Fabregas and allow him to concentrate on what he does best- playmaking.

Pogba has the attributes to become one of the best players in the world, with his silky skills, good range of passing, a fantastic right-foot, as well as his tenacious energy and power.

If Pogba was to play as a holding midfielder then it would completely nullify what makes him such a complete prospect.

Mourinho has failed to bring out the best in players such as Juan Cuadrado and Kevin De Bruyne, who both had the potential to be top players in the Premier League, but for one reason or another they have not worked out.

Cuadrado has since joined Juventus on-loan for the remainder of the season, which could act like a bargaining chip for Chelsea. But the player promised so much when he was in Serie 'A' and the World Cup it is a mystery why he has failed at Stamford Bridge.

Pogba has the potential to be better than both of those players by a long shot, but only if he plays in a role that suits him. If you try to force the French international to play too deep it nullifies what makes him such a prospect.

If Chelsea wants to pay over £70million for a player, you build a team around him, not trying to force him in a system that neuters his talents.

Mourinho has to bring the best out of Pogba or he will have wasted the opportunity to transform him into one of the greatest players of this generation.

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