The Manchester United midfielder could be on the move this summer amid talk of rejecting a new deal at Old Trafford, and Chelsea have been linked with a move in the past.
Paul Pogba was a transfer target for Chelsea in the summer of 2015.
Fast forward six years and the Blues might have been handed a boost to reignite their interest in the Manchester United midfielder who looks set to be on the move before deadline day next month.
As per the Mirror, Pogba has rejected a new £50million contract at Old Trafford, meaning the club have been forced to look at selling their club-record £89million signing this summer – or risk losing him for free in June 2022.
Now, the most likely destination for the Frenchman is a return to home soil to link up with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.
However, whilst the Ligue 1 giants are ready to pay £45million for Pogba, United are reportedly only willing to sanction his sale if their £50million valuation is met.
If PSG aren’t willing to go as high as the reported asking price, it could open the door for another team to enter the race for Pogba.
Perhaps that team could be chelsea.
After all, during Jose Mourinho’s second spell in west London he wanted to sign the Frenchman – whom he did end up working with at Man United – but as explained by super agent Mino Raiola a transfer never happened because of an agreement with Juventus.
“Paul could have left [Juventus] last year because Mourinho – then at Chelsea – really wanted him,” Raiola told Rai Sport. “But Juventus and I had agreement: win the league title and the Champions League, then he can go.”
With that said, there has been absolutely no suggestion that Chelsea would be interested in signing Pogba, although by Thomas Tuchel’s own admission he does want to have ‘four strong midfielders’ at his disposal for the new season.
And after loaning out Billy Gilmour to Norwich, there is a spot for at least one new addition.
“He has three big problems – N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are three big problems,” Tuchel said in March, as per Goal. “They are never injured and they perform on a level in central midfield that is not easy to compete with.
“This is the only thing.
“This is the situation. Nothing has changed. I am super happy he is here. We need a strong four midfielders.”