The Chelsea and Manchester City fans who so often find themselves with the same class of player have both been dealt a blow this evening, much to the amusement of the punters in the Transfer Tavern who have allegiances to perhaps less glamorous teams.
Paul Pogba has naturally been linked with both sides after emerging as one of the best midfielders in the world upon leaving Manchester United as a youngster.
Having come to the fore under incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte, West London was mooted as a landing spot.
The Frenchman has been touted as a potential £100m target for either side, such is the nature of his stunning form with dominant Serie A giants Juventus.
Amid a plethora of links with a blockbuster move away from Turin, is now claimed that the 23-year old has been tempted to stay with his current charges.
According to Italian daily TuttoSport (via the Daily Express), the Les Blues international has been convinced to remain with the Old Lady beyond the course of this summer.
The prospect of playing with some of the most promising names in Europe, such as the highly rated Pablo Dyabla, is reported to have been a major factor in his decision.
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