Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their quest for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, as the French international midfielder has confirmed that he has entered into contract talks with his current club, Juventus, as reported by the Daily Express.
Pogba has also been consistently linked with a move back to Old Trafford since the start of the summer, although it now looks as though he will remain with the Old Lady of Turin for the foreseeable future, if he can agree a new contract with the club.
The extent to which Pogba has shined since he departed Old Trafford can be seen by the fact he won the Young Player of the Tournament at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Pogba has gone on to become a key player at Juve, who have won Serie A in both seasons since his arrival on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012.
He is expected to receive a boost in wages in his new deal, which would run until 2019, going from £1.2 million to £3.6 million.
He told TF1: “We are in negotiations for a contract renewal with Juventus.
“I will soon have a meeting with the board of directors.
“I have the arrogance of a born winner.”