The Blues have endured a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence with a woeful 19 games having left them just three points clear of the relegation zone, while iconic manager Jose Mourinho has also been sacked amid claims of a ‘player revolt’.
But even though Champions League qualification appears to be a pipedream for the London club, reports claim that their Russian owner is ready to step in and splash the cash for Juventus’ Pogba.
The ex-Manchester United youngster is currently thought of as one of the best midfielders on the planet after emerging in Turin.
Although a host of the world’s biggest sides are likely to be interested should there be any indication Pogba will leave Juve, Chelsea are ready to break their transfer record to lure him to Stamford Bridge in a £64m deal.
Abramovich may find it tough to lure the Frenchman in without top-level European football, but the prospect of replacing misfiring playmaker Cesc Fabregas could appeal to the 22-year-old.
A January deal appears unlikely given that the Italian club are in the middle of a title run and remain in the UCL.
Chelsea’s most expensive signing was Fernando Torres, whom the acquired from Liverpool in January 2011 for £50m.