Paul Pogba has been the subject of several transfer stories this summer. If all the rumours are to be believed , then he is liable to end up with as many as six different clubs this summer. Since then , news of Chelsea’s interest in the youngster has been doing the rounds in several reports claiming that the Blues are planning a player-plus-cash deal which would result in Brazilian midfielder Oscar going the other way to Turin.
These claims have since been refuted by Oscar’s agent Kia Joorabchian , who had clearly stated that there was no chance of his client leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. He was quoted as :
“It’s completely impossible and there is no truth to it at all. Oscar will not be leaving Chelsea.” Clear words indeed.
However, the Daily Star has now reported that Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is interested in bringing the 23-year old to the Old Lady this summer , as a replacement for the MLS bound Italian Maestro Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo’s departure is set to be finalized in the coming days , and that has led the Bianconeri to venture into the market for a creative midfielder.
Allegri’s comments while speaking to La Repubblica have made it abundantly clear that Oscar might be that man , with the Juventus manager claiming :
“I would like a footballing inventor – they are never boring. A wild-card in the line-up can bring a different balance to the table. “
He further added:
“Ego in moderate amounts is not harmful to a team’s health. I like Real Madrid’s Isco and Brazil’s Oscar , while among the young Italians there is much to admire in Berardi and Bernardeschi. The addition of a No. 10 to the mix is both a tactical desire and a desire to add ego to my team.”
These strong words from the Juventus manager are sure to fuel further rumours involving the Italian Giants and Oscar. They may yet provide a glimmer to the Blues that they have a negotiating chip in Oscar which can help them persuade the Old Lady to let Pogba leave for Stamford Bridge.