While according to the Daily Telegraph, Garay is also on Jose Mourinho’s list.
Chelsea will have to match that if they want to sign Juventus’ current No.10, meaning that he could be bringing in a salary of £16.5 million a year – so £82.5m over five years.
The Premier League champions had a £54m bid knocked back last week, with the Serie A side insistent Pogba is not for sale at any price.
Mourinho was quizzed about the reports linking Pogba with the west London club at his weekly news conference at Cheslea’s training ground on Friday afternoon, but the Portuguese coach was giving little away.
Asked if the defeat would be the trigger for a transfer splurge, Mourinho replied: ‘I hope not. “He’s a Juventus player, I’m the Chelsea manager”. “But for a flawless shape of the squad, one more player would give us a good balance”.
Juve has lost Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal this summer and are certainly less than keen to let another star player leave in the same window.
After losing out on signing Everton defender John Stones, Chelsea has identified their alternative targets ahead of the transfer window shutting on September 1.
We can only wait to see if the deal will go over the line in time and if it does, it would certainly be a major boost for the Blues, maybe just what they need to try and catch up to Manchester City. The Blues have taken four points from their opening three games.