Chelsea BLOW! Juventus to go all out to sign Blues target Blaise Matuidi as replacement for Paul Pogba
As talkSPORT told you last week, reports in France had suggested that Juve were lining up Matuidi as a possible contingency plan should Pogba complete his return to Old Trafford.
And now the £89million deal is done, Juve need a replacement quickly and L’Equipe say Matuidi is the man to fill the void.
The tough-tackling midfielder played alongside Pogba in midfield for the French national team and the Turin club believe he is the best available replacement.
And, although PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists he is not for sale, that will not stop Juve splashing the cash in a bid to lure him to Serie A.
That could come as bad news for Chelsea, who have also been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old.