Paul Pogba has emerged as a £60m target for Chelsea in recent hours, hot on the heels of the Blues’ ultra-decisive swoop for Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez.
However, chances that the deal will go through must be infinitesimally small given the extent of the upheavals in the Bianconeri midfield this summer.
Pogba is 1/5 to remain a Juve player come the end of the transfer window, while Chelsea are next in the betting to stable the 22-year-old at 3/1.
The Daily Express is the source of the latest rumours and the paper suggest that the west London club would be more than happy to use seldom-seen January signing Juan Cuadrado as a makeweight in the deal.
Juventus had a £26m bid for Chelsea’s Oscar turned down earlier this week and it would appear that using the Brazilian as bait would be preferable for the Italians.
Yet even if the Blues will entertain losing the Selecao star, Juventus are unlikely to reward them with Pogba’s registration.
World-class practitioners Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo have left Turin already this summer, while Claudio Marchisio and new signing Sami Khedira are out with lengthy injuries.
On top of such ructions handing Chelsea arguably the game’s most coveted midfielder would self-defeating in the extreme.