The Blues who are behind the France international for more than a year now is hoping to sign the player at least this summer after a horrible start to the new season. Reports say Chelsea’s initial bid in the region of £60m was rejected by the Bianconeri who are intended to keep their star man after selling the likes of Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez.
Legendary midfielder Andrea Pirlo left the club to play in the United States which leaves Paul Pogba the only survivor of Juventus’ last season first team. Juventus won the Serie A and the runners’ medal in the Champions League in the 2014-15 season.
With three vital players being left the club, Juventus are not ready to further weaken their squad by selling arguably the best young midfielder in the world. Paul Pogba was given the legendary No.10 jersey just weeks before shows the intentions of Juventus on the player.
On the other hand, Chelsea who also had a successful season last year started the new season with a lot of expectations but failed to live up to the level in the opening games. After being convincingly beaten by Manchester City in a big margin of 3-0, serious questions were raised on Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans.
The Special One responded in a typical fashion by re-igniting their Pogba pursuit. Next day, an initial bid was made which is reportedly rejected by Juventus. But, Mourinho and Chelsea are not ready to give up easily who are now preparing an improved bid in the region of €86m (£60m).
Chelsea agreed on a loan deal for Juan Cuadrado who joined the Italian Champions for one year. Juventus also show interest on Chelsea’s Ramires who Chelsea are ready to involve in the Pogba deal.
Financially, Chelsea has the upper hand and Juventus cannot hold on for a long time. If Ramires was included in the deal and Chelsea offer convincing cash then the deal would not be a difficult one for the Russian powered Londoners.
Jose Mourinho and his transfer unit feel so and are pushing for a move to happen before the close of this summer transfer window.