Chelsea transfers: Juventus confirm Paul Pogba offers

Juventus confirm that they received transfer offers for Paul Pogba this summer amid the midfield's link to Chelsea

Juventus have confirmed that they turned down a number of offers for Paul Pogba from some “very important” clubs after the France international was heavily linked with big-money transfer to Chelsea over the summer.

The west London club were thought to be keen on luring the highly-rated midfielder to Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho looked to bolster his squad.

However, a move for the 22-year-old failed to materialise and Pogba will now turn his attentions to helping Juventus defend their Serie A title.

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Italian side opted to turn down offers for Pogba from some of Europe’s top clubs and claimed that the midfielder could be worth more than £73m in the future.

Marotta is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “As we want to win, we have decided to keep hold of a player as important as Pogba, although we have had offers from some very important clubs.

“In the future he could be worth more than €100m (£73m).”

Chelsea’s summer signings

Baba Rahman – Augsburg, Pedro – Barcelona, Asmir Begovic – Stoke, Michael Hector – Reading, Kenedy – Fluminense, Nathan – Atletico Paranaense, Papy Djilobodji – Nantes, Danilo Pantic – Partizan Belgrade. Loan: Radamel Falcao – Monaco.

Chelsea signed defender Papy Djilobodji on transfer deadline day as Mourinho bolstered his rearguard options.

The Blues return to Premier League action when they take on Everton at Goodison Park on 12 September following their surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend.

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