Paul Pogba to Chelsea: £70m Juventus midfielder will be pursued by Blues until close of the transfer window

Concerns that Barcelona could move in for France international

Simon Rice
Tuesday 25 August 2015 10:18
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Chelsea are expected to continue their pursuit of Paul Pogba up until the close of the transfer window as they attempt to convince Juventus to sell.

Jose Mourinho is understood to be desperate to sign the France international, particularly in light of Chelsea's stuttering start to the campaign.

It's also reported that there are fears that Barcelona could move for the 22-year-old once their transfer embargo is lifted in January.

The Blues may have won at West Brom on Sunday, but only after a back-to-the-walls performance after a red card for John Terry. Since convening for pre-season training there have been no clean sheets and seven goals have been conceded in just three Premier League games.

It is not just the defenders that are a concern but the protection they are getting from the midfield. Nemanja Matic's abilities are unquestioned, but Cesc Fabregas has come in for criticism this term for his inability to defend.

Pogba's pace, strength in the tackle and ability on the ball would form a perfect union with Matic’s reading of the play and positional sense.

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