Chelsea’s pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been handed a promising boost, according to the Daily Star.
The Blues have been tracking the former Manchester United midfielder for the best part of year, but had been put off of making an official move after the player’s former agent demanded £25m for his own stake in Pogba’s contract.
But it has now emerged that Pogba and his new agent are planning to get that issue resolved via the French courts.
If successful, the 22-year-old will be a far more attractive and cheaper prospect for potential suitors, with Chelsea remaining the favourites for his signature.
The Daily Star claim Jose Mourinho was prepared to pay anything between £70m and £100m to get their man before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, but The Old Lady refused to sell.
Manchester City are also believed to be in the race for Pogba’s services, with a potential bidding war in the offing either in January or next summer.