Chelsea Set To Rival Manchester United For £40m Rated Midfield Star

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Chelsea and Manchester United face a transfer battle over midfielder Paul Pogba…

Chelsea will go head-to-head with Manchester United for former United academy player Paul Pogba – who could be subject to a £40m bid from the Blues in the coming days – reports the Daily Express.

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The source claims that Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho could offer up to three players in part exchange for the French midfielder as he looks to balance the books, with midfield ace Ramires, German forward Andre Schurrle and Nigerian anchor man John Obi Mikel all up for grabs.

United allowed the 21-year-old to leave Old Trafford in 2012, but Pogba has since developed into one of the world’s most sought after midfielders, having helped guide Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles.

With the Blues still on track for an unprecedented quadruple this season, Mourinho and co have begun to plan for next season, with the France international seen as an integral part of their future plans.

The West London club have also submitted a bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, but are only willing to pay £20m for the Colombian World Cup star – who has a release clause of around £26m.

Chelsea will only agree to the Italian side’s terms if Schurrle or Mohamed Salah leave this month. The German World Cup winner has attracted interest from Wolfsburg, while AS Roma want Salah.

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