Juventus have agreed a pre-contract deal with La Liga giants Barcelona over the transfer of Paul Pogba, according to reports.
The France international has been heavily linked with a move to the Catalan club during the summer transfer window, and it appears Chelsea have been beaten to the 22-year-old midfielder.
Chelsea were also linked with a swoop for Pogba, but Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport [via Daily Express] claim Barcelona bosses met with Juventus officials and have agreed terms on a January transfer.
Barcelona were unable to sign players due to its transfer embargo, however, the Spanish club are still able to broker deals until the ban ends in January 2016.
According to Daily Express, Chelsea are said to have offered a cash-plus-player deal involving Brazilian midfielder Oscar, but the deal was rejected and the Blues look to have missed out on the former Manchester United man.
The fee for the transfer is currently unknown.
REVEALED! Arsenal’s £390m stadium build COST club Cristiano Ronaldo
CRISIS? Man United stars CONFRONT Louis van Gaal over ‘hardline’ training regime
John Stones transfer: Chelsea target DEMANDS £38m release clause in order to sign new Everton deal