Rumour: Chelsea consider using Luiz funds to finance move for Juventus’ Pogba
Chelsea are contemplating using the funds acquired from David Luiz’s Paris Saint-Germain transfer to finance a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, writes The Telegraph.
Luiz completed a medical on Thursday at Brazil’s World Cup training base after PSG’s medical personnel were given the green light to jet over to South America.
A fee of around £48 million has been agreed between the two clubs, with personal terms not expected to be an issue.
The London club are looking to reinvest a portion of the Luiz money and strengthen their midfield. Besides Pogba, Tottenham Hotspur’s Paulinho and Atletico Madrid’s Koke have emerged as possible targets for Jose Mourinho.
Pogba has stated a desire to remain at the runaway Serie A champions, despite his agent’s (Mino Raiola) allusions to the contrary.
A return to the Premier League for the former Manchester United player would doutbless be a tough pill to swallow for Red Devils’ fans.
Following the French teenage’s acrimonious departure from Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson reproached him for a perceived lack of respect.
“It is disappointing. I don’t think he showed us any respect at all, to be honest. I’m quite happy that if they (footballers) carry on that way, they’re probably better doing it away from us.”