Stamford Bridge side set to bid big for French international.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to fork out £60m to land Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba as he seeks to pull off a transfer coup.
A host of sides have been tracking the impressive French international and the Russian billionaire is keen to show his side’s pulling power by making an offer that would break the current British transfer record.
Man United paid £59.7m to sign Argentine winger Angel di Maria over the summer and it’s a fee the Blues are ready to eclipse and an offer the west London side are confident is too good for Juventus to turn down.
Though Chelsea sit pretty at the top of the Premier League Abramovich is seeking to make a real statement of intent in the wakes of astronomical signings made by Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent months.
Luis Suarez moved to the Nou Camp and World Cup star James Rodriguez further strengthened the Bernabeu attack and Abramovich is willing to dip deep to land Jose Mourinho’s number one transfer target.
Pogba is very much two midfielders in one, possessing the power to get stuck in and act as a defensively minded powerhouse whilst also having the ability to spring forwards and make a real nuisance of himself in the final third.
The 21 year old has often been likened to former Arsenal man Patrick Vieira and is a player Juventus signed in July 2012 for just £300k, the compensation payment they had to make to Man United once Pogba’s Old Trafford contract had expired, and as such an offer of this magnitude could prove all the more tempting.
Pogba has played a key role in back to back Serie A title triumphs in his first two seasons in Turin and is now a regular in Didier Deschamps national team set-up.