Chelsea looking to snatch Pogba from Man United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been earmarked by Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas as a potential January signing and will bid £3m, according to The Daily Mail. Pogba is struggling to negotiate a new deal with the reigning Premier League champions and could leave Old Trafford.

The Frenchman is in the final six months of his current deal, which allows him to speak to other clubs over a potential switch. United are desperate to sign Pogba on a longer contract, but the 18 year old is said to be unhappy that he has yet to secure a regular spot in the first team. Chelsea are looking to bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge and will try and beat Manchester City and Arsenal to the signing with a January offer.

Pogba joined United from French side Le Havre in 2009 and has made three appearances this season, impressing in their Carling Cup outings. Two Chelsea scouts were deployed to watch Pogba in the United reserves, where they demolished Newcastle 6-0. Pogba impressed and now Blues officials are contacting United over a potential switch.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard earlier this month and may see Chelsea’s interest in Pogba as an avenue for the 33 year old. The reigning Premier League champions could offer Chelsea a reduced fee and include the French under 19 international in the deal.

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