Man United take note: Juventus struggling to tie down Pogba

Paul Pogba

Juventus are still trying to persuade French midfielder Paul Pogba to commit to a contract extension but he seems reluctant, suggesting he could leave.

Paul Pogba has been the subject of regular transfer speculation and it seems that he isn't willing to commit himself to Juventus at present.

Pogba was a massive transfer coup for Juventus, who pounced when Manchester United didn't renew his contract in July 2012 to sign him for free.

The 21-year-old has gone from strength to strength in the Bianconeri jersey and is now recognised as one of Serie A's hottest properties.

While his poor treatment at Old Trafford has dented any chance of a return, Manchester United have been frequently linked with a big-money swoop for Pogba.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are also said to be watching him with interest and a bidding war could begin in the summer.

Juventus insist that they have no intention of letting Pogba leave and have been attempting to agree a new deal with him for some time.

But talks seem to be stalling and while serving a suspension during Juventus' win over Catania, Pogba sparked more speculation by telling French TV channel Tf11 that at the end of the year he could 'finally have his say' over his future.

According to Tuttosport, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has been adamant that there must be a release clause in any new contract that isn't set too high, which means that Juventus' hold on the player will always be tenuous.

It has been suggested that it would require a bid of around £40m for Juventus to willingly let Pogba go, but the midfielder's wishes will be instrumental in deciding where he plays next season.

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