Blues ready to pay £64million for Juventus star
Chelsea have made a fresh enquiry regarding Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports in Italy.
The Blues were on the brink of signing the Frenchman over the summer ahead of the season, but Pogba himself turned down the move claiming he had no reason to join Chelsea.
A fee was agreed between the two respective champions, but Pogba himself cancelled the deal after refusing to move to Stamford Bridge.
Despite the setback, that hasn’t stopped Chelsea from still being interested in the midfielder, and according to fresh reports in Italy, the Premier League giants have already made a new approach.
Guus Hiddink has highlighted Pogba as a priority signing, even if he isn’t in charge of the club for next season.
The Dutchman is interim-manager at Stamford Bridge and is set to be replaced at the end of the season, but he still wants to get the Pogba deal done and finalised before he leaves.
According to the reports, Chelsea will pay around £64million for the Frenchman, but could use on-loan star Juan Cuadrado as part of the deal in order to lower the value.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt