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Man Utd and Chelsea handed huge boost in chase for £73m star – reports

Another day, another rumour involving Paul Pogba.

Juventus’ central midfielder has been linked with every club up and down the country, consistently with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Now the Daily Star are reporting that because of the denial of a deal with Barcelona, as per Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, that means the trio of clubs are back on ‘red alert’ over his possible signing.

“An agreement with FC Barcelona? Absolutely not,” Raiola told Le10 Sport.

Would it work?

Every team in the world would benefit from a signing like Paul Pogba.

However, it is slightly difficult to imagine where he’d fit in at Manchester City.

The Etihad Stadium side have a settled midfield, and with options like Fernando, Fernandinho, Fabian Delph, Yaya Toura and David Silva, it’s really not a priority area for Manuel Pellegrini.

However, both Man Utd and Chelsea would benefit from his arrival.

That is especially the case for Chelsea, who have been awful so far this season.

Furthermore, the Stamford Bridge club have seen Nemanja Matic struggle horrifically since the start of the new campaign, best demonstrated by his sending off in the match against West Ham yesterday. Chelsea lost 2-1.

If anyone is likely to move for Pogba in the United Kingdom, it could be the Blues, who will want to spend in January to ensure a Champions League place.

Rumour rater

Even though all three clubs will want to sign Pogba, the Star’s suggestion that because Raiola said that it means all of the clubs are on red alert is preposterous.

Yes, there is no agreement with Barcelona, but the Premier League sides will be as ready to pounce as they would have been prior to that quote.

Not only that, but Barca will remain the frontrunners heading in to January, when they can make an agreement with Pogba, should they choose.

Chelsea have previously been linked with a £73m move – it seems Pogba is the tabloid favourite that keeps cropping up.

Rumour rated: 1/5

Chelsea To Battle Man Utd For £77m Midfield Dynamo – reports

Chelsea are set to try and stop Manchester United in their quest to bring Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Express.

The west London club and Man Utd have both been handed a huge boost in their chase, after it was revealed that Juve have already began to line up a replacement for the midfield dynamo, in the form of Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Veratti.

While Man Utd are said to be eyeing up a staggering bid worth £77 million to bring a player that they allowed to depart for free to return to Old Trafford, Chelsea are also interested in the dynamic midfielder, who was voted the best young player at the World Cup.

Italian Veratti is Juve’s preferred replacement if Pogba is sold for a staggering sum, and a move is considered to be feasible, given that Veratti is said to be keen on a return to his home country.

This could provide a the two Premier League sides with added impetus to push through a move.

Man Utd To Splash £77m On Midfield Dynamo – reports

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is hopeful of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba next summer, making him their marquee signing in the summer transfer window.

The Old Trafford club were hopeful that they could tempt Real Madrid into selling Gareth Bale to them after the end of the season, and they were lining up a huge £120 million move.

However, Bale said earlier this week that he had no interest in moving back to the Premier League, and Madrid chief Florentino Perez also denied that they could sell the Welsh international to the Red Devils.

Reports in Italy now suggest that Van Gaal has put the former Man Utd man at the top of his transfer wish list for the new season.

Man Utd would attempt to break their own transfer record with a bid, which could be worth a staggering £77 million.

They may have to battle Chelsea, who have repeatedly chased Pogba, for his signature, however, according to the Daily Express.