Saturday 19 August 2017

'I can’t have the Eiffel Tower in my garden' – Jose Mourinho rules out Paul Pogba bid

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as jokingly dismissed any bid for Juventus star Paul Pogba by comparing the midfielder to the famous French landmark.

The Serie A club insist that their main asset is not for sale despite reports in Spain linking the highly-coveted midfielder with a move to Barcelona.

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta recently claimed that Pogba would play for the Catalan giants next year if he is elected the new club president on Saturday, while the Chelsea have also been linked with the former Manchester United player.

Mourinho, who is reportedly frustrated with their failure to make more of an impact on the transfer market this summer, admitted he is a big admirer of the French international, but any move appears unlikely.

“Pogba is one of the top players in the world. Pogba goes to any team and improves that team automatically," he said.

"I think everybody has an interest in Pogba. But there are things you can do and things you cannot do. I love the Eiffel Tower but I can’t have the Eiffel Tower in my garden. I can’t even have the Eiffel Tower of Las Vegas.”

Juventus turned down a reported €80m bid from Barca earlier this month.

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