During the summer transfer window Chelsea were involved transfer tussle for Everton’s John Stones but Jose Mourinho reportedly made France and Juvetus’ ace midfielder Paul Pogba his prime transfer target, reports Goal.
The 22-year-old maverick defensive midfielder left Manchester United in the summer of 2012 to Turin with the Old Lady and instantly became a revelation playing along the legenday Andrea Pirlo.
His utility and tough tackles in the middle of the pack caught the heart of several top European clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea but he opted to remain with the Scudetto holders.
It was reported during the summer that Mourinho was willing to meet the player’s valuation of £50 million but another report surface that the ace midfielder already had a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona.
Chelsea’s inability to sign Pogba and Stones reduced their transfer activity to very poor – however, their major signing of the season has been Pedro Rodruguez while Baba Rahman has been shambolic.
There are thought that if the Blues had bolstered that ailing midfield, they would have been better off 16th position on the Premier League log. On a worrisome note, they have managed to win only 3 out of 12 Premier league games.
Nonetheless, the international break will provide a breather for the Special One to regroup and correct some of the ills in the squad.
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