The Blues have been boosted in their attempt to sign France and Juventus midfield anchorman Paul Pogba after the Serie A champions admitted the player could leave the club.
Pogba has been targeted by almost all of European heavyweights owing to his massively fantastic displays for the Old Lady since signing as a free agent after been released by Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scottish was still at the helm of affairs at Manchester United.
La Liga super clubs of Real Madrid and Barcelona, Premier League trio of Chelsea, Manchester City and even the Red Devils plus other top European sides have all paid court to the France international star, although there has not been anything official.
Chelsea are also eyeing Pogba – who would definitely improve any team he joins – and they want the former Red Devil to be Nemanja Matic’s partner in the middle of the park. John Obi Mikel and Ramires’ abysmal display for the Blues in recent times, with last night’s defeat to Fiorentina being the latest, is somewhat migraine-inducing for a team
aiming to go all out for the Champions League trophy in the upcoming campaign.
Pogba’s addition to the Premier League-winning squad will not only ensure that they retain the Premier League trophy, but also guarantee a more closer sniff to the Champions League trophy under Jose.
As per Irish Daily Star, the Bianconeri’s club director Giuseppe Marotta has now voiced out concerns that Pogba could leave Turin.
“Pogba’s future? In modern football, the decision of the player is paramount, like with (Carlos) Tevez,” Marotta told Quotidano Sportivo.
“It’s obvious that we would like to keep him until he stops playing.
“However we can’t afford to do anything crazy in terms of salaries and some clubs can guarantee twice as much as us.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho affirmed that the transfer window is over for him, thereby killing off any hope of a third bid for Everton’s John Stones and any other arrival this summer.
“I repeat the same thing every season. For me, the transfer window is over. I don’t like the transfer window when competition starts,” said Jose.
I know it’s open and my club are able to buy or sell, but I don’t like that feeling.”