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Chelsea Pondering Pogba?

Days after virtually signing himself on for The Pride of London on Football Manager, Chelsea manager wants to really sign the French sensation.

Jose Mourinho Thursday told Chelsea official website he believes that next season will be even harder than last as he doesn't know if Chelsea will finish first or sixth.

And if anyone suspected he was up to what some in this country are wont to call mind games, the Special One according to inside sources is set to leave everyone doubtless as per his intentions of leading the club to finish as champions by preparing the most lucrative package in our history to entice Paul Pogba, the £60m-rated French midfield sensation to Stamford Bridge.

After securing the signature of Cesc Fabregas who it is understood will be the new No.10 or central attacking midfielder in his new look Chelsea set-up, the Portuguese coach reportedly sees the 21-year-old former Manchester United prodigy as the perfect partner for Nemanja Matic in the heart of our midfield.

But hey, don't you go a celebrating just yet, as Italian news sources are adamant Juventus do not want to sell at any price with the Italian champions' General Manager Giuseppe Marotta having last month quipped: "We intend to extend Pogba's contract and we have already spoken with his agent. Paul is a smart guy and this is the perfect place for him to improve further.You cannot imagine him leaving Juventus."

However, it is popularly believed within Serie A circles that when the recent history of Italian football is put into perspective, everyone has their price; and that were Chelsea to meet Juventus' asking price, there's simply no feasible way the Turin club will balk at a deal.

So folks, what have you been pondering all along? Could this signal the beginning of the end of a certain John Obi Mikel at Chelsea? Would you rather the cheaper and more experienced campaigner in the form of Toni Kroos

To Pogba or not to Pogba?

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Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 27 2014

Time: 10:52AM

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Ive seen this story too...but the source seems to be Goal....dosnt inspire confidence..though I hope its true but not holding my breath
I would rather he money spent on Falcao as its being reported that RM are backing out of a deal because Ronaldo dosnt like the idea lol
well if thisis true I would be very very happy! Pogba has everything in his locker to be the best CM in world football in his prime years! the boy is fantasic to watch and if we had a 3 of matic,pogba and fabregas that would just be silly stupid!stories have been going round all week to about we are very close to signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which would be another fantastic striker signing to go along with Costa as there are totally different and I could see costa giving a defense a working over then Aubameyang coming on for 20/25 minutes and scaring the defenders to death with his pace! I don't think I have een many players with such sheer pace as Aubameyang! he really is like sh** off a shovel. If we sign Costa,Filipe,Aubameyang,Pogba along wih Fabregas then Christ we will be some force next season. Oh add courtios to that list also! wow
No idea what will happen. fabregas in itself was a surprise signing. Only Jose what he's thinking.
Not untill we ship out Mikel & Ramires out.
Except we offer them either of Ramires or Mikel or both in an effort to beat the price down, we would be foolhardy to offer to pay up to 70m for this kid. would be better if we get Kroos instead or Khedira.
Looks like Aubamyeng is on his way to chelsea!!!
so, with Costa, Manduzic/ gonna be bye-bye to Lukaku
There you go.
The ammount quoted is too expensive for a 21yr old rather we should look inwards into our academy & bring up one. Moreover he is going to stifle the devt of Nath. Chalobah who has similar characteristics or attributes of Pogba if given proper chance to succeed. Why spend that much when we can have for free? Just get Thiago on free transfer for his experience & probably keep Mikel as squad player for Chalobah to learn from the duo as well as Matic; Cesc & Ramires can also be deployed in that CM in some games. I don't think that is our priority for now rather spend the money where we badly need strengthening.
Jerry Blues
BREAKING: David Moyes is currently in Istanbul holding talks with Galatasaray over the vacant manager's position. [Eurosport
Goal is the source of the Pogba rumour, I don't trust them. How good is Aubameyang? would prefer that Icardi dude.
If i can recall very well, Pogba was in United under Fergie less than Chalobah's age. He rebelled following lack of first team football & moved to Juve where it was granted. We have some talented, cool headed & disciplined set of youngsters. Who say that Chalobah will not succeed if he does what Pogba di, & who say that he will be short of suitors afterall. Apart from Chalobah we also have Ruben Loftus-Cheek coming up. These guys should be groomed to take over from Matic eeet al. And what about Marco Van Ginkel last year Dutch player of the year, & elsewhere it is reported that Andreas Christensen hsa snubbed loan move to Sunderland & set to stay on 7 fight for his place. So there you have it, we need more of our academy products to begin their step up & given proper chance as this will instill more confidence on the upcoming ones. Pogba doesn't bleed blue & why would anyone think that he could not be disruptive in this star studded Chelsea side if his game time is reduced due to form or competition? And who say that he wouldn't behave the same way as in United if should such happen? SO, NO TO POGBA!!!
Jerry Blues
Ircadi will take Terry's wife if he joins Chelsea. Other than that he's good.
Chelsea youth players will have to find other clubs. They will not play for Chelsea. It's the norm.
that is not true.....pogba will stay at juve this summer! PSG will get him next season! Jose doesnt even want pogba...just media bull*****
For me pogba will be nice to see along matic. Let just wait to see
Ogundipe Ibukunola
Toni Kroos would be a far better option.
mikel + rami + torres + Ba would be enough for pogba i think so...juve will get 4 player for 1...good for both side..
What a day. Adam Lallana to Liverpool is picking up pace, according to the Telegraph. £25m is the rumoured fee. #LFC
Lallana is not worth 25 mil ,but the press will fawn over the bin dippers even more as he is English . Pogba would be a dream but as the source is it will remain a dream .
Michael Reid
SameX- Aubameyang is just lightening fast! I mean he makes Robben,Henry and other look slow! I've watched him a few times and he is best up top running onto through balls but he plas wide right for BD and he ca bloody bomb on. I think he is what we need along with Costa. Not just him but a sricker that has pace to burn and who can rip teams open with his direct running. Be good to actually buyplayers who are different. Costa and Mandzukic are similar players but Aubameyang is just totally different and for the fee being quoted I would snap him up.young to.
Agent_Edward 17m Exclusive: Suarez agrees terms with Barcelona. Liverpool officials in Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez could well be part of the deal.
@DaveD If he is anything as good as you are saying then why not? Sign him up ASAP
@FV Would be nice to have someone doing a Terry on Terry. lol!
English players are way too expensive and overrated. The only reason why MUFC spent that much on Shaw is because they are desperate.
United are seriously in for Vidal and are ready to table a huge bid for him. I think he will join them all things being equal
I agree with you @McQ, I really like Kroos, he is a proven world class player and will only cost 20m. I dont see Jose spending 60m on a single player btw
VanGaal's heroics with Holland at the WC will make many players want to join him @MUFC even without CL football.
£60m Pogba? Think the fee is on the high side. For Probably £35 to £40 will be good. He is a machine on the pitch and so is Vidal. However, that will be too way above the board to spend that much unless Pogba could force transfer through at a reduced price.
60M on Pogba ??? Hell No... I'm sure Jose ain't gonna spend as much as that....
Kroos is overrated. He's not world class.
Stop hating on other teams signings, overrated as they are. Think Willian and Salah.
McQ Even great managers need great players to win great trophies,Robben has never been this productive and efficient, VanGaal is certainly doing something to make him this scary, no wonder he can't wait to join him at MUFC
Terry denied it all. Ircadi posts photos on social media with the wife of Maxi Rodriguez and his 3 kids wearing Ircadi's #9 Inter shirts.
Terry denied it all. Ircadi posts photos on social media with the wife of Maxi Rodriguez and his 3 kids wearing Ircadi's #9 Inter shirts.
FrankLampardUK 21s Malaga want to offer Thorgan Hazard a shot at Spanish football and are ready to approach # Chelsea about a season-long loan. [TalkSport]
Aubameyang would be a decent option. 35 goals in 73 appearances for Saint Entienne, 13 goals in 27 appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
Well, It seems the Piere to CFC thing is real
indykaila 2m Breaking: Liverpool to submit official bid for Lazar Markovic. # LFC
lol @McQ lets hope so........ Lazar Markovic is a talented player and we partly own him, dont want him to end at Liverpool
I'm just angry and mad at the reported amount being quoted on Pogba... £60M?? For a midfielder who is still a potential player?? I'm sure Juventus will not think twice to sell to us if its true, at the same time, I know #CFC is more shrewd to spend that kinda money on a 21 year old. No matter how you rate him and how good you think he is, Pogba should not be more than £30M to £35M in today's insane market.
ChelsTransfer 1m #LFC Dietmar Hamann on Luis Suarez: "You can’t trust him. It’s time for Liverpool to get rid of him." #RMCF #FCB (talkSPORT)
FootyTalk_ 2m Toni #Kroos has offers from # CFC, #MUFC and #RMFC . Player to decide after the world cup.
its actually 50%, we will get half of the amount he is sold for. He's got loads of energy, pace, skill and brain. He can become a classy forward
Ed de Goey: "Chelsea have got a problem because they have got two very excellent goalkeepers" #CFC (talkSPORT)
ChelsTransfer 5m Ed De Goey on GKs: I don’t know how #CFC are going to make the choice on who is going to be #1, who is #2 and if the other can stay or leave
kroos is a top player no doubt....but i think he is more efficient in the no 10 position, same as fabregas.. pogba is not as good a player as fabregas and kroos ( but almost there) but his potential is something else and i think he is more efficient as a cm/box to box because his defensive and attacking attributes are balanced...anything thing up to 45m pounds, i will pay for him because in the transfer market we are today,he ia worth it...
Pogba for 60mil? that's a complete joke if you ask me. They can as well put their hands in CFC account if the bank will allow them #Thieves
@hazard11, pogba aint worth 45mil brother. Perhaps we should not be think of pogba and that sum when we can get classy kroos for 20mil
secondly for pogba to transfer himself to cfc on fm means there is a probability that he is a "chelsea lover" or there is already secret meeting with his camp and the player knows he is likely going to be playing at the bridge next season (just assuming) either way i am looking forward to seeing how it will unfold this summer
are you seriosly citing fm as a possibility of a player signing for another club??
i want to believe you are making a joke @hazard11
@kola i get what @hazard11 is trying to point out there, you never know maybe this player had a contact from cfc and gets on fm to see how it will look if he plays in a chelsea team, you would ask why he chose to transfer himself to chelsea and not other teams
#Swansea have completed the signing of striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a four-year contract from French club #Lyon .
One of Michu, Bony will certainly be sold.
@kola i am not citing fm for us signing anybody..only saying theres a probability that he is a chelsea lover or he has the intention of signing if the opportunity arise and i categorically said i was assuming because i for one, i play fm with madrid and chelsea because i am a chelsea fan and i love madrid's large transfer budget on fm...either way there is something i love about both clubs..the truth is we all assume and hope when it has any thing to do with transfer business because we arent directly or indirectly involved
Players react to things in different ways cos they are humans afterall and Pogba is still a kid, signing for CFC on FM could be a joke but it could also mean something is going on underground, i mean, why sign for CFC, why not Madrid, Juve, Bayern or Barca? I wouldn't take it serious yet though but I expect us to be heavily involved in the market, there will still be several ins and outs
Man City preparing a bid for Atletico Madrid full back Filipe Luis after his contract talks with Chelsea have stalled. #DailyMail
@McQuinn I still dont understand how you are equalling David Luiz price to that of the amount being quoted for Paul Pogba. We all know PSG paid way too high for Luiz, but does that mean we have to squander our own money too? Also, David Luiz is a full international with lots of caps and experiences with major clubs in Europe already, whereas, Paul Pogba as far as I am concern is still a potential. Dont get me wrong, I love him, I rate him high, and if the opportunity arises, I would rather see him in BLUES than another team, but we must pay the right price, £30M, £35M at most!!!!
Kroos for £20M would be a great signing. Imagine a midfield trio in a 4-3-3 of Matic Fabregas and Kroos. Almost like Essien Lampard and Ballack. Oscar should fight Fab/Kroos for a place, he was ***** last season and needs to improve. Or he can play on the wing he seemed to do well when playing their for Brazil against Croatia.
Also just because Pogba put himself in Chelsea it doesn't mean he wants to join us. He probably chose Chelsea as his FM manager team because 1.) They have a high transfer budget and 2.) Chelsea have loads of young players with high potential. And also Shaw is a Chelsea fan but he made no hesitation in moving to United.
Robben has a big chance to win the CL next year... why would he throw it away ?
The Persian
I read somewhere on instagram that Pogba has once said "I don't want to be the best player in the world. I just want to play regular football and help my team win"...... He's a great talent and looks like he is tailor made for EPL.... but he's very expensive..... maybe next season IF we sell Hazard for some crazy money like 80m, we could get our hands on Pogba.......
The Persian
all I'm saying is that we have to spend the money we have, on players we desperately need at the moment....... a left back and a couple of strikers (if Torres and Lukaku want to move on).....
The Persian
Paul Pogba is a good player but if i was to get a player from the Old Lady, i'd go for Vidal and not him.
Paul Pogba is a good player but if i was to get a player from the Old Lady, i'd go for Vidal and not him.
Sorry for double post
Kroos is a better option to Pogba. Anyone saying Kroos is overrated doesn't know him properly. He'd be more expensive than Pogba if his contract was longer than it is now.
on fm is chelsea's transfer budget as high as man city or real madrid? also signing a player is not only about quality but you have to consider suitability. ..kroos is a top player no doubt but he is more efficient playing behind the striker more than sitting alongside the DM (same as fabregas)...kroos might be a better player all round but i dont think he is a better dlp/box to box if we are looking for a better partner for matic then its pogba...the price is the only problem but we cant tell if it will be worth it in a few years time...i remember when we bid 40m for modric and people were saying it was too much but now if we had gotten him then it would have been worth it..
a player signing himself for chelsea on fm in the glare of media is certainly something that cant be ignored though its by no means a guarantee - Luke Shaw is a known Chelsea fan who has signed for ManUre...anything can happen..I am salivating at the thought of Matic and Pogba together ... hopes it happens
Im in the market for fm2014 btw,..if Roman dosnt buy him for Chelsea...I will lol

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