Chelsea hoping to complete January deal to sign Juventus star Paul Pogba

Chelsea are preparing to make an offer that will finally see Juventus star Paul Pogba complete a move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Metro.

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The former Manchester United man has been on Jose Mourinho’s radar since he returned to the Premier League two years ago, and the Special One is hoping to conclude a deal for the 22-year-old when the January transfer window opens (via Metro).

However, the Frenchman is unsurprisingly attracting the attention of several of Europe’s biggest clubs – with the Daily Star reporting that Manchester City, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are all keen on a deal – which may mean that the Blues have to pay well over Juve’s £73m valuation (via Metro) if a bidding war ensues.

The Metro suggest however, that the champions were in advanced talks with the midfielder in the summer, which may give them an advantage in negotiations. With just a month to get a move done – perhaps with some of that time being taken up by Pogba deciding where he wishes to go – Chelsea will already have an idea of what it will take to get a deal across the line so could be further along in the process than their rivals.

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