Chelsea watch Paul Pogba situation, aiming summer swoop

Chelsea director Michael Emenelo watched Juventus star Paul Pogba in the Champions League game against Bayern Munich, keeping a closer look on the French superstar. Chelsea are long-term admirers of the former Manchester United youngster and it is expected that the Blues will pursue the player in the coming summer.

The defending English Premier League champions chased the French man throughout the last summer transfer window but failed to get any deal as Juventus were desperate to keep their most praised asset. Pogba is one of the most wanted stars in the transfer market and is aiming for a move to Spain.

Barcelona reportedly agreed on a pre-agreement with Juventus to sign the impressive center midfielder, but recent reports claim that the Blaugrana are out of the race as they think the player will be more expensive which the Catalan giants can’t handle.

Paul Pogba

Barcelona already have the world’s top three players in Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr and senior players Andreas Iniesta, Dani Alves, Gerrard Pique, Jordi Albe all earn quite big which leaves Barcelona’s finance weaker if they sign another player like Paul Pogba who is demanding a sky-high wage.

Chelsea are in need to spend money after a disastrous season under Jose Mourinho who was sacked few months back. Chelsea are in talks to being Italian tactician Antonio Conte who is demanding his former player whom he coached at Juventus. Emenelo visited Italy to discuss a deal with Antonio Conte according to reports.

Along with Conte, Emenelo watched Paul Pogba closely and it is said that the Blues will go all way to sign the Juventus man. Chelsea are unlikely to finish inside the Top 4 in EPL this season, also the EPL club’s poor showing in the Champions League has raised questions about the UCL spots next season. Chelsea may not play Champions League or even the Europa League which will not encourage players like Paul Pogba.

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