€50m former Manchester United man set for wage hike, but...

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Paul Pogba could be set for fresh terms but leave Turin regardless, according to the Italian press.

The Frenchman has become one of the most sought-after young midfielders in Europe at Juventus after famously leaving Manchester United on a free transfer.

Eighteen months on from his somewhat acrimonious Old Trafford departure the 20-year-old has uprooted Bianconeri hometown hero Claudio Marchisio - who in turn has been linked with the Red Devils - to make a place in the starting eleven his.

And Pogba’s all-action displays for the Italian champions have caught the attention of the financial elite, keen to dislodge the Old Lady’s prize asset even at massive cost.

The midfielder’s contract in Turin doesn’t expire until June 2016 but sees him only on €1m annually in wages, but general director Beppe Marotta implied earlier this week that talks over a renewal could soon be underway.

The Gazzetta dello Sport have now maintained that Juventus will offer to quadruple the France international’s wages to €4m a term as an incentive to stay.

Such a pay raise would see Pogba on par with senior fellow starting midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal in terms of earnings.

The Italian newspaper further claims that foreign suitors would be willing to far outdo the Bianconeri, PSG primed to put terms of €7m per contract year on the table whilst Real Madrid and Bayern Munich could come in with €8m per season deals.

Beyond personal terms, however, clubs chasing Pogba will likely have to pay a massive fee, as Juventus boss Antonio Conte is certainly not keen on parting with him just yet.

A fee of at least €50m is thought to be the required sum for the Turin outfit to sell.

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