Chelsea’s hopes of landing Paul Pogba were scuppered this summer when the Frenchman rejected a move back to the Premier League, despite Juventus accepting the Blues’ bid, according to the Daily Star.
Despite the Serie A champions already letting Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo move on earlier in the window, they were willing to let Pogba follow suit after the Premier League side offered £62m for his services, as well as letting Brazilian playmaker Oscar move the other way, the Star report.
However, the 22-year-old turned down the chance to complete a move to Stamford Bridge as he wants to help Massimiliano Allegri’s side rebuild following the loss of two of their key men, as well as striker Carlos Tevez (via Star).
He may have a different opinion about a move to Jose Mourinho’s side in January, should the Premier League champions return with another bid and Juve’s disappointing start to the season continue.
Incredibly, Allegri’s men have lost both of their opening games, which leaves them just one loss short of the total number of defeats they suffered in the top flight in the whole of last season.
So should the writing be on the wall that the side are not the all-conquering team they once were, Pogba may be more willing to jump ship.
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