While many are still opinionated to the fact that the Paul Pogba to Chelsea rumours are untrue, Gazzetta dello Sport appear to believe that the Blues’ desire to sign the Juventus midfielder during the current transfer window is real. The Italian newspaper have a small piece on the Frenchman and Chelsea in their Sunday edition [per Sport Witness]. Nevertheless, Gazzetta get much of their confidence from reports in the British media.
It is claimed that Juventus would rule out selling Pogba this transfer window – set to close in Italy today, but in England tomorrow. Some of the club’s influential players of last season have left – Andrea Pirlo to the MLS with New York City FC, Carlos Teves has made a return to Boca Juniors, while Arturo Vidal has joined Bayern Munich – with only Pogba left in the team to shoulder the burdens of leading the Bianconeris to another Scudetto this term. Hence, they are resolutely holding on to Pogba. As per Gazzetta, not even a €150m offer from Chelsea would change their stance.
The broadsheet say they have heard from friends of Pogba who have made it clear that the 22-year old midfielder feels a big responsibility to Massimiliano Allegri’s side and would not be pushing for an exit out of Turin. Pogba has been handed the number 10 shit vacated by Tevez, upon the Frenchman’s demand, and it clearly means a lot to him. So the midfield powerhouse will respect anything Juventus say.
With the Euro 2016 coming up next year, it would be beneficial for Pogba to remain where he is, as any move now would be risky and the France international will want to make sure he continues on his current successful path.
The main point is, according to Pogba’s friends, there will be no pushing for Chelsea transfer. However, the midfielder will only join the Premier League champions if Juventus accepts the offer from the Blues.
Juventus failed to pick up a win again with Pogba in the team yesterday, as they lost 2-1 to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The Serie A champions are without no point in the league – with Udinese also defeating them in their first game of the season last weekend.
Chelsea are also in need of Pogba, after suffering a second defeat of the new Premier League season at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. So far, the Blues have just four points from four games – their worst start to a league campaign in years.