Chelsea have been handed massive blow in their pursuit of French midfield Maestro Paul Pogba, after his agent Mino Raiola ruled out any possible plans for the star to leave Juventus in January transfer window.
According to Daily Mail, Pogba’s agent Raiola claims the highly rated box-box midfielder will remain with the Old Lady till the end of the season.
‘Paul is a lad who decides with his heart, and at the moment he’s focused on Juventus,’ Raiola said.
‘I can categorically rule out a move in January.
‘In the future we’ll see, we’ll talk at the end of July.’
Top European teams such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG, Manchester City are also in the race to sign the 22-year of stay.
‘Pogba is no longer a surprise,’ Mino Raiola told SportMediaset.
‘He’s not a youngster just being discovered. A player with his talent is known to everybody. There have been offers for him, and they’re still there.
‘Last summer he decided to stay another year at Juve, and he kept his word. We’re not preoccupied with thoughts of his future, we’re thinking about that.’
The sensational star was a prime target for the Blues in the summer transfer with Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich willing to break the bank, in other to land the powerful midfielder at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have suffered drastically in the midfield this season with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Namanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas struggling to keep up form.
It was however thought Chelsea would move for Pogba in the winter, but with this latest development, the Blues would have to look for other player who can help turn their season around in the winter.