Pogba deal edges closer as Juventus plan to replace midfielder with Chelsea star

first_img Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic 1 Juventus are hoping to replace Manchester United target Paul Pogba with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to reports in Italy.French star Pogba is expected to leave Turin this summer with either United or Real Madrid his most likely destinations, although Paris Saint-Germain retain an interest.The 23-year-old is likely to fetch a world-record transfer fee of around £100m should he finally complete a switch – so Juve will have cash to splash on his replacement.Javier Mascherano has been linked with a move to the Serie A side but now Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that Matic is top of their list.The Serbian, who arrived from Benfica to begin his second spell at Chelsea in January 2014, has racked up 86 Premier League appearances in the past two-and-a-half seasons.His form dipped at times last term but he is expected to play a key role in Antonio Conte’s new-look Chelsea side.However, it has been reported that Juve will be ready to test his resolve to keep hold of Matic with a big-money bid once Pogba’s out of the door.last_img

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