Chelsea seems to be in for business this summer after they had been acting cold these few weeks in the transfer market. They have only acquired two first team players this summer in Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao but things seems to have turned around after last week defeat to Manchester City.
News broke out this morning that Jose Mourinho side had hijacked Spain international Pedro from manchester united but according to Daily Express, the Blues have also enter the race to sign UEFA Champions League finalists Paul Pogba.
The young star was initially linked to chelsea but Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri made it clear that 22-year old star is not for sale. They even went further to buttress their claims by handing the young star new number 10 jersey previously worn by club legends Michel Platini, Alessandro Del Piero and recently departed stricker Carlos Tevez.
City were said to be the most likely English club to sign him but if you believe bookmakers ( who if we are honest are privy to many insider dealings in the transfer window ) believe the young Frenchman may well be on his way to Chelsea.
Michael Bowers, a renowned football trader at Betfair has this to say;
“city were believed to be leading the race for Pogba’s signature, but punters are confident he’ll leave Juve for Stamford Bridge.
“After a flood of bets on Chelsea to sign Paul Pogba, the Blues have been cut from 7/1 to 6/4 favourite.
“This market has attracted a huge amount of attention in recent weeks, with all the momentum behind Barcelona and Man City to win the race for the player’s signature.
“But it looks like the Eva Carneiro saga may have simply provided the perfect smoke screen for Mourinho to bring the Juventus star into the squad completely under the radar.”
If report by the Metro is anything to go by, that Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich has given a go ahead to Mourinho to sign at least three more players before the end of the transfer window then they can match the asking price of any player in the world.