Paul Pogba of Juventus will not come cheap but Gunners and Blues weighing up bid.
Juventus have told Arsenal and Chelsea that they will have to pay £40m to land midfielder Paul Pogba.
The London duo are both interested in the former Manchester United starlet after Juventus admitted they would be forced to sell the France international if they receive a big enough offer.
Pogba, 20, is also interesting Real Madrid and PSG and has refused to extend his contract at Juve, which has another two-and-a-half years to run.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly instructed owner Roman Abramovich to buy Pogba, while Arsenal are also interested in the player.
But both clubs would have to pay a whopping £40m to prize the youngster from the Scudetto winners, according to the Daily Express.
And Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini believes it is foolish to think Pogba will stay in Turin.
“If someone wants to believe in fairytales and Father Christmas that’s his prerogative,” said Chiellini.
“At the moment, Pogba is the biggest talent in international football in his position. If Juve do receive an obscenely high offer for him – just look at the price Bale went for.
“Paul is settled here and he’ll probably renew his contract, but you never know with the transfer market. Anything can happen.
“When a club is offered an obscene amount of money for a player it’s difficult to say no. No-one can promise that a player will never be sold. Every player has his price, that’s just the way it is.”
Chiellini’s comments follow remarks from Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has admitting the club will struggle to keep Pogba.
“I don’t think at the moment we have the strength to retain such a player,” Agnelli revealed.
“I am trying to think what will be of us in two or three years’ time if we get a massive offer for one of the best talents we have today – Pogba, the French 20-year-old.
“Would we be able to retain him? I don’t know.”