Stamford Bridge side target Juventus youngster.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will push his club’s board to meet Juventus’s €60m (£50m) for starlet midfielder Paul Pogba, a fee the Portuguese manager is ready to fork out according to SportMediaSet.
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The former Man United man is rightly considered one of the best central midfielders in European football and at 20 years of age there is further room to grow and mature and Mourinho is keen to land the talented young French international.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte would be loathed to lose Pogba but an offer of this magnitude would be hard to turn down and the Turin side may see such a fee as funding moves for a number of possible additions that may better help their pursuit of Champions League glory, having already presided over domination of the Italian top tier, winning back to back Serie A titles.
Bianconeri president Andrea Agnelli has admitted earlier this season they could not afford to reject any suitable offer for Pogba.
Jose Mourinho may well feel that Pogba is a far superior option to his current battling midfield complement of John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien or Ramires.
Pogba moved to Juventus from Man United in July 2012 and the rangy midfielder helped the club to a Serie A title in his first season at the club, making 22 starts in all competitions.
Antonio Conte has afforded the box to box performer a more prominent role in the current campaign, with Pogba starting 14 of the club’s 16 Serie A and Champions League fixtures.