Transfer Balls: Chelsea buy Paul Pogba without agreeing a deal with Juventus
Transfer Balls: The Sun says “Chelsea in £69m Pogba deal.”
Chelsea have bought the Juventus and France star?
CHELSEA have agreed a stunning £69million deal to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba. The champions made the Italian giants an offer they cannot refuse for the French midfield powerhouse.
But have they refused?
Sources say Oscar, Willian and Juan Cuadrado could be involved in a move in the other direction.
Which sources the Sun does not say.
But if the transfer goes ahead on a pure cash basis, it will smash the British transfer record and make Pogba the fourth most expensive footballer of all-time.
If? What happened to the offer that Juventus could not refuse?
Barcelona were in pole position to sign him, with Manchester City also said to be in the running. But Chelsea gazumped everyone with a huge statement of intent from owner Roman Abramovich.
Gazumped is defined as:
Make a higher offer for a house than (someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller) and thus succeed in acquiring the property
But Barcelona and Manchester City did not have offers for Pogba accepted by Juventus. They can’t have been gazumped. And the Sun has already told us Pogba to Chelsea is not a done deal. But it’s all good enough for the Independent, which declares:
Paul Pogba to Chelsea: £69m fee ‘agreed’ with Juventus for transfer of France international
It’s good enough for the Daily Star:
But they haven’t.
But if its uber balls you’re after, you need to look to the Metro, which reports that Pogba has and has no tjoined Chelsea:
Such are the facts.