Chelsea blow as major target Paul Pogba closes in on Juventus exit

Chelsea have suffered a major setback in their attempts to bring Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge, after the Daily Express reported that Juventus have already agreed a pre-contract deal with Barcelona for their talisman.

The Blues were willing to offer cash and sell Brazilian playmaker Oscar to the Serie A champions as they tried to pull off a sensational move for the former Manchester United man (via Express).

Jose Mourinho’s chances of landing the midfielder were arguably helped by the fact that their rivals for his signature, Barca, were serving a transfer ban which meant that no new signings could play for the club until the ban ended in January (via Express).

However, with the Catalan giants now as much in the market as Chelsea are, it appears that they have stormed to the front of the queue, and could now be on the verge of completing a move that would see the midfielder head to La Liga, rather than return to the Premier League.

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