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Chelsea make Pogba top transfer target

With the Blues having already
negotiated a deal for Diego Costa,
they will turn their attentions to the
Juventus midfielder as Jose Mourinho
looks to further strengthen his
By Wayne Veysey | Chief
Chelsea have made Paul Pogba their
top midfield target this summer,
Goal can reveal.
The Londoners will use the £40
million raised by the sale of David
Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain to part-
fund a bid for the former
Manchester United man.
Goal understands that Juventus are
determined to keep hold of their
prize asset but could be tempted
into a sale were they to receive an
offer in the region of £65m.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear to
the Chelsea hierarchy that he wants
a marquee central midfielder to
partner January signing Nemanja
Matic next season.
Pogba has established himself at
Juve following his free transfer from
United two years ago and was a key
player in the club's Serie A triumph
this season.
Mourinho is convinced that the
France international, 21, will develop
into one of the world's finest
midfielders and can be a driving
force for Chelsea next season.
The Blues have already made
discreet enquiries for Pogba and
believe that he could be open to a
return to the Premier League.
The midfielder has said that he
wants to stay in Turin but his agent,
Mino Raiola, has spoken of the
possibility of him leaving the Italian
Chelsea have freed up a place in
their squad and on their wage bill
after announcing on Friday that they
had agreed to sell Luiz to PSG,
subject to a medical and personal
The west Londoners are expected to
be active in the transfer market this
summer as Mourinho builds a team
whom he thinks can make an even
stronger challenge next season for
Premier League and Champions
League glory.
As revealed by Goal, the west
Londoners have already agreed a
£35m deal for Atletico Madrid striker
Diego Costa and they are now
focusing their attention on central
Chelsea now want to bring in a
dominant player there, capable of
scoring goals, with Frank Lampard,
who is in talks over a one-year
contract extension, expected to
feature even less next season should
he agree fresh terms.
They are also considering
Tottenham's Paulinho, who is highly
regarded by Mourinho despite a
mixed first campaign in England
following his £17m switch from

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