According to high rated Spanish newspaper Marca, Chelsea will have to be ready to pay Paul Pogba as much as €12m per year or €235,000 per week if they want to convince the Frenchman to join them in the summer.
The high rated former Manchester United target has been linked to various clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Arsenal and Real Madrid and could spark a bidding war for his signature once the summer transfer window opens.
According to various reports, Chelsea have been monitoring the player’s progress with Juventus and are very likely to put in a bid for his services in the summer. Some other reports claim Chelsea could use out of favour midfielder Oscar as a sweetener in the deal.
However, it remains to be seen ( when you consider Chelsea’s recent prudence in the transfer market lately ) if Chelsea will be ready to pay as much as the reported £60m Juve are reportedly going to be demanding from anyone interested in signing the player. It is even more unlikely if you consider the fact that at €12 million per year, signing Pogba will disrupt the current wage structure at the club as other players are likely to demand for a pay rise.
Also, considering Chelsea already has several quality midfielders who can play Pogba’s role, I do not see any reason why Chelsea need Pogba unless off course if the reported move is for commercial reasons and not just footballing reasons alone. Off course if Oscar moves, signing someone like Pogba will make sense but considering Mourinho’s statement this week, it is unlikely that Oscar will leave the club at the end of the summer.