Juventus have warned Chelsea that star midfielder Paul Pogba will only leave if the club receive more than €100million (£73million) for his services, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League since last summer, with the Blues, Manchester United, and Manchester City all keen on the France international.
And a few weeks before the end of the transfer deadline, Chelsea launched a £54million bid in an attempt to bring the 22-year-old to Stamford Bridge, but the offer was turned down by the Serie A champions.
Now Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has slapped a massive €100million price tag on his star player, which would mean any interested parties must break the current world transfer record if they want to sign the midfield dynamo.
“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,” Marotta said during a news conference.
“In the future he could be worth more than €100m.”
Pogba is now seen as Juve’s main midfielder after the departures of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo during the summer window, and already has a tough task to repeat last year’s successful campaign after losing their first two league games.