Juventus and Chelsea Target Matuidi

With the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba looking inevitable, Juventus are looking at PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi as a possible replacement.

Blaise Matuidi joined PSG in 2011, after leaving St Etienne. The Frenchman has been given the green light to join other clubs, as per the manager Unai Emery’s latest press conference.

“He is a very good player,” Emery told L’Equipe.

“We have a lot of left-footed defensive midfielders. If he has the opportunity to leave and if he thinks there are too many midfielders here… But I do not want him to go.”

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According to reliable French news outlet Le Équipe, Juventus are looking to replace Pogba with Matuidi.

Matuidi, 29, has confirmed to members of his entourage that he would be interested in an experience abroad. Juve are also willing to accept his wage demands of €12m-a-year. The deal would cost them between €20-30m.

Chelsea are also reportedly interested in the France international.


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