Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been one of the sought-after players in the world. After three seasons of consistent high-level play and trophies while playing in a midfield with Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal -- and managing to maintain himself as a key player in the squad -- the player has earned much admiration not only from Juventus fans, but also from other big European clubs; including Chelsea.
Today, in a lengthy press conference in Chelsea's training ground in Montreal, manager José Mourinho spoke highly of Paul Pogba's abilities.
Pogba is one of the top players in the world. Pogba goes to any team and improves that team automatically. If he stays at Juventus, Juventus will be very strong again. If he goes somewhere else he will improve immediately a team.
So, it means we will take a go at him, right? Right???
This is not our case.
We are changing Cech for Begovic, we are changing Didier for Falcao and we are changing kids by other kids. I think everybody has an interest in Pogba. But there are things you can do and things you cannot do. I love the Eiffel Tower but I can't have the Eiffel Tower in my garden. I can't even have the Eiffel Tower of Las Vegas.
Source: The Guardian
While Chelsea are strong without Pogba, Mourinho is right that he'd be an obvious upgrade to any squad on the planet. Given his age, and the general scarcity of young players with his blend of skill and size, it's not hard to feel that we're making a major mistake by staying out of the race for his signature, regardless of the money involved.
Regardless, it looks as if we're set to have a quieter summer than we had hoped, without acquiring the midfielder atop many transfer wishlists. There's always John Stones, however.