Chelsea target Paul Pogba has explained that he rejected a summer move because it wasn’t the right time to leave Juventus, but hinted that it may be a different story in January, according to the Daily Express.
The Blues attempted to bring the 22-year-old to Stamford Bridge during the window, only for the former Manchester United man to turn down the opportunity to complete a £69m move (via Express), and the Frenchman revealed to The Sun that he did not want to leave the Serie A champions (via Express).
“Why would I not stay? I didn’t have any motive to go, it wasn’t the right time,” he said.
While Pogba did not feel that he wanted to leave Juventus Stadium in the summer, he has hinted that a winter move to the Nou Camp could be on the cards (via Express).
“Has a deal been struck with Barça in January? I don’t know, for now I’m at Juventus and I’m focused only on them because we haven’t started well. As for the rest, we’ll see,” he added.
As the Juve man alluded to, Massimiliano Allegri’s side have not made a good start to the new campaign. Despite coming desperately close to winning the treble last season, the Old Lady have lost their opening two games of the season.
And while they will still be one of the favourites for the title, if their dip in form continues, Pogba’s desire to move may increase.
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