Chelsea’s hopes of landing Juventus star Paul Pogba have received a considerable setback, after the Daily Express suggested that it would take £109m to bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge.
The Express report that the Blues were thought to be well on their way to completing a deal for the 22-year-old, with a £72m bid, and a five-year contract, worth a total of £82.5m, being discussed.
However, after a summer of upheaval at Juventus Stadium – with Arturo Vidal heading to Bayern Munich and Andrea Pirlo agreeing to spend the swansong of his career in MLS – the Old Lady appear intent on keeping the former Manchester United man, after Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that the club’s general director Giuseppe Marotta set an asking price of €150m for their star player (via Express).
With the deadline looming, the incredible difference between the kind of offer that Chelsea thought would be enough, and what Marotta has suggested Juve are looking for may be enough to stop this deal going through during this window.
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