Mourinho should target Serie A star as Lampard replacement

With Frank Lampard’s future in doubt, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for a new midfielder.

After being released on Friday night, Frank Lampard looks destined to finally leave Stamford Bridge. The Englishman has been a constant fixture in a Chelsea side pushing for glory over the last two decades so it is crucial that manager Jose Mourinho readies an adequate replacement.

JuventusPaul Pogba is the man Chelsea should look to bolster their midfield with. Reportedly on Mourinho’s wishlist, the former Manchester United star could be the subject of a major tug-of-war between the European heavyweights this summer.

It’s not hard to see why. Rated in excess of £30 million by Juventus, the 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe. Powerful and athletic, Pogba would certainly match Mourinho’s physical approach to the game. Placed alongside the January signing of Nemanja Matic, Chelsea would possess one of the most fearsome centre-midfield partnerships in all of Europe.

Juventus will undoubtedly be resistant to the idea of the French international leaving. Since his arrival in Turin in the summer of 2012, Pogba has stunned everyone with his combative and aggressive style. Tall, strong and effective with the ball at his feet, the youngster would be ideally suited to the rigors of the Premier League.

The perfect box-to-box midfielder, Pogba has proved equally adept in both defence and attack. Renowned for his stunning long-range strikes, the Frenchman scored seven goals and provided as many assists in Serie A last season. With such immense talent, you can only expect these statistics to improve.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid have all been linked with Pogba, but it is Chelsea who need him the most. The London club must put the reported £40m they got from the sale of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain to good use by making a move for the Frenchman.

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