As the summer transfer window reached its end, rumours across all the media emerged regarding Chelsea making a last-time push for players such as Everton's John Stones and Juventus' Paul Pogba. Reported bids of £35 million for Stones and £60.3 million + Oscar for Paul Pogba were rejected and the Blues were left with former Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji, who has only made one single appearance so far for the club.
With both Everton and Juventus regressing to start the new season, the window of opportunity for Chelsea to snatch the pair may have opened again. And in Pogba's case, Chelsea and other potential suitors not named Barcelona might have received a boost from the player's agent Mino Raiola.
"An agreement with Barcelona? Absolutely not."
"Those who want him should sit with Juventus and then we will see. This summer, there were three or four clubs interested, but he chose to stay at Juventus."
"He still hasn't been convinced [to leave]."
-Mino Raiola; Source: Le 10 Sport
Barcelona's odds of landing Paul Pogba might have shrunk following their debt control reports, which would open the market again for everyone else interested in the French midfielder. With his side currently struggling -- Pogba not exactly covering himself in glory in Massimiliano Allegri's new approach -- and Barça possibly out of the race for the moment, perhaps there's still a chance for us to grab him for a less outrageous transfer fee. Also, with Oscar apparently in Jose Mourinho's doghouse, maybe he could be used as a counter-weight again for a deal between Chelsea and Juventus.