Chelsea Hope To Land €75m-Rated Arsenal Target With Staggering Contract Offer
Chelsea are hoping to beat the likes of Arsenal to the signing of €75m-rated midfielder Paul Pogba by offering the Juventus ace a ‘staggering’ contract offer
As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea are stepping up their interest in Paul Pogba.
Chelsea are hoping to beat the likes of Arsenal to the signing of €75m-rated midfielder Paul Pogba by offering the Juventus ace a ‘staggering’ contract offer, according to reports today.
Pogba has become one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe after two superb seasons with Juventus following his free transfer move from Manchester United back in 2012.
His dominant displays at the heart of Antonio Conte’s team have helped the Turin club land successive Serie A titles, and understandably it’s led to interest from abroad with Chelsea and Arsenal among the clubs understood to be showing a keen interest.
However, it looks like the Blues are ready to step up their interest and despite already signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona this summer, the Express claims that Jose Mourinho wants to bring Pogba to Stamford Bridge as well and will tempt the 21-year-old by making him the best paid player at the club.
Current top earners are understood to include the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and John Terry, but with Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard off the books this summer, the report suggests that Mourinho has now been given the go-ahead to put together a ‘staggering’ contract offer for Pogba.
Chelsea have brought in almost £90m from the sales of David Luiz and Juan Mata over the last six months, so the West Londoners have the funds available to tempt Juventus into selling one of their key men. However, they are going to have to dig deep as the Express claim that with Pogba still having two years remaining on his current contract and showing no signs of discontent at the club, it will take an offer in the region of €75m (£60m) to persuade the Italians to cash in.
It would certainly be a sensational coup if Chelsea were able to pull it off and something of a blow to Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger understood to be a huge fan and keen on luring him back to the Premier League, but there little chance of the Gunners boss getting involved if the price is as high as £60m.
Obviously it’s going to take a mammoth fee to land the youngster, but he would form a devastating midfield combination alongside Nemanja Matic if he was to make the move to West London, and with the likes of Fabregas, Hazard and Oscar likely to be operating behind Diego Costa, Chelsea would have a fearsome looking line-up next season.
I’d still be surprised if Juventus agreed to sell, as Pogba is such a vital part of their team, but the Serie A giants would find it extremely difficult to turn down an offer of around £60m and you wouldn’t put it past Mourinho or Abramovich to sanction such a move, so it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on this one over the coming weeks.
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