Three players out as Chelsea eye Pogba move – Reports

Date published: Tuesday 5th April 2016 9:18

Paul Pogba: May be set for United return

Chelsea are ready to sacrifice Oscar, John Obi Mikel and Willian in order to fund an £80million summer swoop for Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to reports. 

It was announced on Monday that Antonio Conte is to step down as Italy manager after Euro 2016 to take over as Chelsea manager as of the 2016/17 season.

Conte signed a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, and according to Sport Mediaset, the Italian is prepared to offload three first-team players in order to raise the funds to sign Pogba, who he managed at Juventus.

Oscar, John Obi Mikel and Willian are the players Conte is reportedly willing to sacrifice to fund a move for Pogba, but the Blues will face competition from a host of Premier League teams who have also been linked with the France international.

Reports in March suggested that Pogba would demand a massive £300,000-a-week contract if he was to make the move to London.

Chelsea have also been linked with a £52million double move for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan and defender Kostas Manolas ahead of Conte’s first season at the club.

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