CHELSEA are reportedly trying to thrash out a summer deal for Paul Pogba.

The Blues were linked to the Juventus star in the January window, but they baulked at his £70million asking price.

Manchester City have put themselves on alert for the 22-year-old former United midfielder, with incoming boss Pep Guardiola an admirer.

But according to Italian paper Tuttosport, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is already working hard on a deal to bring Pogba to Stamford Bridge.

But according to Italian paper Tuttosport, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is already working hard on a deal to bring Pogba to Stamford Bridge.

It is thought the impending appointment of Antonio Conte as their new manager could help rubber-stamp a deal.

Conte and Pogba enjoyed great success together at Juventus, as the pair won three Serie A titles on the trot.

Chelsea may have their work cut out however, with Bayern Munich also thought to be monitoring Pogba.