The Blues have not given up on landing Pogba.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is the latest subject of interest for Chelsea, who are willing to sanction a £60m bid to land the youngster, reports the London Evening Standard.
The former Manchester United youth player has seen his reputation rapidly rise since leaving Old Trafford for Turin on a free transfer in 2012 – a move that the Red Devils must be kicking themselves over.
Since arriving in Italy, Pogba has helped Juve to successive Serie A titles and is considered to be among the best central midfield players in world football, despite his young age.
The 21-year-old is currently away at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with his national team France, for whom the starlet has 15 caps to date.
Jose Mourinho is keen to recruit in the centre of the park despite having already acquired former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £27m.
This is because the West Londoners are preparing for the departure of veteran Frank Lampard, whilst question marks remain over the capabilities of John Obi Mikel.
There are no concerns over Pogba however, with the Frenchman seeming to have taken everything in his stride during his short career.
In a Juve midfield that also contains Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal the young ace never looks out of place and is being tipped by many to be a future Ballon d’Or winner.
The Blues meanwhile are hoping to improve on their 2013/14 campaign, which ended with no trophies and a third place finish in the Premier League upon Mourinho’s return.
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