Transfer Balls: Chelsea sign Paul Pogba For £37m less than Manchester United paid for him
Transfer Balls – a regular look at rumour and utter drivel being presented as fact by the mainstream media – look once again at Juventus and France star Paul Pogba. So far this Janauray, we’ve read that Pogba is heading to Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for £50m, Arsenal for £40m and Manchester United for £77m.
Today the Daily Express tells its readers:
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea plan £40m bid former Manchester United flop Paul Pogba
Tony Banks has an “Exclusive”:
And Chelsea appear to be in with a shout because the Express has other news. It turns out that Juventus “MUST SELL POGBA”. And they “must sell him to Arsenal, Chaela or Manchester United”. They MUST!
Lippi must really rate the Premier League. Unless it’s all; utter balls? It is. Lippi said on Sky Sport Italia:
“Of course, it would be a big sacrifice to lose Pogba, but selling him would generate enough money to buy three or four great players to help improve the team. When I returned to Juventus in 2001, I got a call that the club were going to sell Zidane. He was the best player of the world, but Madrid were paying €75 million. The club told me to remain calm and that they would reinvest all the money in the squad. We eventually signed Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram and Pavel Nedved and continued to win silverware.”
As for today’s “exclusive”, the Express writes:
With Jose Mourinho’s side still on track for four trophies, the Stamford Bridge club have already begun to plan for next year. Pogba, who is also a target for both Manchester United and City, has been on Chelsea’s radar for some time, and the club are poised to offer a players-plus-cash deal.
So. £40m plus. And they are not buying Pogba now with the Transfer Window open?
Chelsea will try to balance the books by allowing players to go in part exchange for Pogba, with midfielder Ramires and German forward Andre Schurrle likely to be offered, as well possibly as Nigerian John Obi Mikel.
So. Where once Juventus got the great Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram and Pavel Nedved for the brillaint Zidane; they now get three Chalsea spare parts for their star.
Sounds like a plan – an “exclusive” one. Or they could get £77m for Pogba from United? I read that in the Express…