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Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 21-year-old former Manchester United youngster, who is rated at £60 million.
Italian champions Juventus have stated that they will not sell Pogba this summer, but it has still been reported that Blues manager Jose Mourinho is keen on the midfielder.
Meanwhile, Mourinho will reportedly make Petr Cech the club’s vice-captain in order to retain the services of the Czech Republic international goalkeeper.
With Thibaut Courtois set to return to Chelsea after a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid, Cech could become the second choice, leading to suggestions that he could leave Stamford Bridge.
However, it has now been reported that Mourinho will make the 32-year-old the vice-captain of the club, although the former Rennes star wants assurances that he will get the chance to fight for the number one spot between the goal.
The 20-year-old centre-back played for the Championship club on loan during the second half of last season.
‘My time at Middlesbrough was one of the best experiences I’ve had in football and I enjoyed every moment of my time at the club’, the Nigeria international told The Gazette.
‘I believe that with hard work and the determination that’s within the squad, Boro will reach the play-offs and get promoted next season. I would like to return to Boro on loan but it’s not in my hands’.