Thursday 8 December 2016

Bad news for Chelsea and Man City fans! Barcelona agree £64m fee to sign Paul Pogba

Published 30/06/2015 | 13:57

Paul Pogba looks to be on his way to Spain
Paul Pogba looks to be on his way to Spain

Barcelona appear to have beaten Chelsea and Manchester City to the signature of Juventus star Paul Pogba.

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According to reports in Gazzetta dello Sport, officials from both clubs have agreed a fee of £57m which could rise by a further £7m with add-ons.

It is believed that Manchester City were willing to fork out £71m(€100m) for the French international.

Chelsea were looking to use Oscar as part of a deal plus £35m to secure the former Manchester United player's services.

It is understood that the fact that Pogba could only officially join Barcelona in the summer of 2016 due to their transfer embargo was a major in the decision to make an agreement with the Catalans.

As for Barca, presidential candidate Joan Laporta recently said he hoped Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, could help bring the player to the Nou Camp.

"We feel that the key to a potential signing of Pogba is Mino Raiola, with whom we get on with very well," he said.

"We carried out negotiations with him for the deals involving Maxwell and Zlatan Ibrahimovic."

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