Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to break the bank to secure the deal for Paul Pogba this summer.
He has appointed Pogba’s former boss Antonio Conte as Chelsea’s next manager and Conte will take charge after Euro 2016 but the Blues are understandably pressing ahead with their plans for next season.
And landing France sensation Pogba is their No.1 priority now.
The French midfielder was allowed to make a move for another club in 2012, selling him to Juventus—unexpectedly—on a free transfer, after failing to agree on the terms on a new contract with United.
According to a report from The Sun, Abramovich is ready to pay a staggering £97m to bring the attacker to Stamford Bridge. But for that Chelsea will have to fight with other European giants like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Paris St-Germain.
Abramovich has also decided to invite Juventus top brass to London for talks over several transfer targets.
Defender Leonardo Boncucci is likely to crop up, with Conte believed to be interested in the centre-back.
The future of loan ace Juan Cuadrado will also be put on the table. He has impressed everyone on a season-long deal for Juventus and they might want to keep him as a next season star performer.
But Pogba remains the main agenda.
The 23-year-old French star reportedly has a £97m release clause in his contract, which means he could be off if Chelsea decides to pay the sky-high figure.
Although he faced some struggle earlier this season under the weight of a new responsibility which came with being given the No.10 shirt in Turin as well as the departures of Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez, he has turned things around since brilliantly and has proven enough why he is not only so special, but so important to the Bianconeri.
It is very important to firstly say that it would be a real blow for the Italian giants to lose him, and any team that are lucky enough to land him will immediately strengthen their own midfield and become a much better side for it.