Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the Old Lady rebuffed several offers for their ace midfielder and Chelsea prime summer target Paul Pogba before the close of the window.
Following his stellar show-offs for Juventus since moving from Manchester United, Pogba has remained one of the most coveted midfielders in the world. Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea have all signified interest in signing the France international.
It was reported during the summer that Chelsea offered over £55 million for the player but they were outrightly turned off by the Scudetto holder. Even Barcelona reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with the player.
Marotta has not denied interest from several clubs but he has insisted that the player will remain with Juventus for the foreseeable future.
“We received formal proposals from top clubs for Pogba, but we rejected them out of hand.
“This season we put more responsibility on his shoulders, so he has many more games to improve.”
Playing along Andrea Pirlo in the middle of the pack, the former Manchester United midfielder was instrumental to Juventus’ conquest of Italy and aided them also to ending the season as runner-up in the Champions League.
Chelsea’s defensive midfielders are currently not holding their own and Mourinho is keen on reinforcing his ailing midfied. But with Juventus’ resolution and Barcelona’s interest, it is highly unlikely that Pogba will become a part of the Blues Squad.