Chelsea and Man Utd eye Pogba and Vidal
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been given a massive boost in the chase to sign Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal as the Italian giants are already searching for replacements.
According to reports in Italy, the Old Lady are eyeing a move for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin.
The Serie A champions tried to swap Mirko Vucinic for Guarin in January before the move was blocked by Inter chiefs but they are back in for the Colombian midfielder.
Juventus know there is extensive interest in prize assets Pogba and Vidal and that they need to line up replacements to avoid being left short in the middle of the park.
The Italians have been told to pay £14m for the 28-year-old and director general Beppe Morrata is considering his next move.
The fact that Juventus are looking at replacements should encourage Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal that Pogba and Vidal can be snapped up.
Former Czech Republic star and now Juventus director Pavel Nedved confirmed on Sunday that a “high bid” would tempt them into selling.
He said Our strategy is clear; we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba.
“We don’t want to sell anyone, especially Vidal.
“Certainly, if there were a high bid for them, we’d have to think about it but we don’t want to sell our champions.
“We want to be competitive in the Champions League and the only sales to be players who are not part of our plans.”