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Barcelona register €70m bid for Chelsea target Paul Pogba

Barcelona have made a €70 million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, which has scared off interest from Chelsea according to SPORT.

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However, the Catalan club may not be successful in their move because of their FIFA enforced transfer embargo. This means that if they were to sign the 22-year-old he would not be allowed to play for them until January 2016.

Barca are interested in signing the youngster and then loaning him back to Turin for next season, but the Old Lady is not interested in such a move. The player himself isn’t keen on going to the Nou Camp and then not playing for half a campaign. Juve could still accept a move that involves Pedro and/or Martin Montoya going the other way.

Manchester City and PSG remain in the race, and the oil rich duo are apparently willing to pay an €80 million transfer fee as well as offer a €12 million a year contract to the midfielder. Just the fact that these figures are being quoted has scared off Chelsea. Although Pogba is thought to prefer a move to La Liga according to the Spanish publication.

The France international has impressed his suitors with his box to box energy and ability to strike a ball from distance. He has seven goals and two assists in 22 Serie A appearances this season.

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