The transfer saga of the summer has taken another twist after it was revealed that Chelsea owner, Roman Abromavich, is prepared to offer his multi-million pound yacht as part of a deal to sign Paul Pogba.
The yacht, The Eclipse, is a 533 foot monster, and is officially the largest in the world.
This new development has left initial favourites to sign Pogba, Manchester United, lagging dangerously behind in the race. Ed Woodward has scrambled to get hold of Manchester United owners the Glazier family. Unfortunately for United fans, they remain unavailable and Woodward may be forced to cough up some of his own assets.
The best he has been able to offer so far are Old Trafford season tickets, a signed Sir Alex Ferguson autobiography and a picture with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As well as the measly one hundred million pound transfer fee of course.
It is also believed that Ibramovich could offer Pogba’s agent his shares in his steel company in an attempt to force the deal through.
Pogba however, is believed to be holding out for an offer from Manchester City. It is rumoured that City’s Arab owners could be plotting a titanic bid that includes 7 oil fields, a majority share holding in Etihad Airlines, and a sky scraper in Abu Dhabi.
Pogba, as well as his agent, were unavailable for comment. Meanwhile, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli does not seem too disappointed by the prospect of losing Pogba. It is believed that he will personally be offered at least one of the oil fields if the deal is completed with Manchester City while being allowed first choice on time on the yacht if Pogba chooses Chelsea.
The bidding war is set to go on throughout the summer and could take many new twists and turns as the story develops.