Chelsea target Paul Pogba seems unsettled at Juventus this season. The France international midfielder has been a far cry from what he used to be, since the exits of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo – who used to be his midfield partners – in the summer.
Now Pogba has apparently transferred his instability into infuriation.
Pogba, 22, has claimed he was angry at team-mate Alvaro Morata for the Spaniard’s refusal to pass the ball to him during Juventus’ goalless draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in their Champions League fixture on Wednesday night.
The current Serie A champions were finalists in Europe’s elite competition last season, but had to settle for a draw against their Bundesliga opponents during the midweek. Pogba had a chance to score and could have done so, had Morata passed the ball to him.
The former Manchester United midfielder has yet to score from open play this season and he believes the former Real Madrid striker denied him the opportunity of doing so against André Schubert’s side.
“I was angry with Morata and I hope that in the next match he will pass me the ball in the crucial moment,” Pogba said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Pogba’s unhappiness could be a blessing for Chelsea who chased the Frenchman throughout the summer but failed to land him. Although Barcelona and Manchester United are also interested in signing the 22-year old, but Chelsea can land the £73m-rated [via Soccerlens] midfield powerhouse if they act swiftly.
First-choice defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic has been dire for Chelsea this term, and the Blues could do with the brilliance and talent of Pogba in the January transfer window.