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Former Italy coach: Pogba should snub Chelsea interest

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been urged to reject the riches of the Premier League and focus on his Juventus career.

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from Serie A champions Juventus in the past couple of weeks, with PSG, Chelsea and former side Manchester United all taking an interest.

The 20-year-old French international midfielder has grown in stature since joining the Turin-based side in the summer of 2012. Under the guidance of manager Antonio Conte and playing alongside fellow midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba has learned to be ruthless going forward and calm in possession.

Juventus currently sit eight points clear at the top of Serie A and look certain to win a third straight title. Pogba has started 15 league games so far this campaign, scoring five goals and assisting three more.

Big clubs across Europe have noted the Juventus player’s impressive performances and look to take advantage of the Old Lady’s early elimination from the Champions League with a January swoop.

However, speaking with Tuttosport, former Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi believes Pogba should resist the likely increase in wages that Chelsea and Man Utd can offer, and instead focus on his Juventus career.

"Paul has great qualities and has been lucky enough to happen at the right time in Turin: the company is a model, a teacher Conte. Juventus, at all levels, is an example of a team that multiplies the quality of the individual."

"A million more or less does not make you richer or poorer, players must first of all think about your career,” added Sacchi. “And when one sits well in a club, you should not leave. There are many examples of great players attracted by new or higher wages then become the flops"

Despite the early elimination from this year’s Champions League, Juventus still remain a European giant and a club that has the ability to attract the very best. Paul Pogba will do well to remember the likes of Shevchenko, Kaka and Aquilani who all left Serie A sides for more money only to return to Italy a couple of years after and use these experiences as motivation to stay where he is.

Should Paul Pogba snub interest from the Premier League?

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