It looks like Chelsea could miss out on signing French international Paul Pogba after Blues owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich told club negotiators that he is no longer willing to spend “silly money” for star players and will only sanction £50 million for Pogba, the same amount the club paid for Fernando Torres.



The 48-year-old businessman is also adamant that Chelsea adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules which mean that when adding new players to his squad manager Jose Mourinho must also be prepared to sell.



The only player who looks poised to leave Stamford Bridge is Petr Cech who could fetch as much as £10 million which would only be a small dent in what it would cost to sign Pogba.



Abramovich also does not want to get in a bidding war the Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City with one of the two Qatari backed teams almost certain to sign Pogba from Juventus this summer, after rumours suggest City is willing to pay as much as £70 million to bring the youngster to the Etihad.