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Transfer expert: Pogba holding out until World Cup

Respected Italian journalist Alfredo Pedullà believes that Paul Pogba won't agree a Juventus renewal before the World Cup.

Juventus are attempting to tie talented midfielder Paul Pogba to the club by extending his contract, but talks have been slow so far.

The French star has been one of the leading lights in an Old Lady side that is strolling towards the Scudetto and his performances have reportedly been noted by a host of top teams.

Manchester United let Pogba go to Juventus on a free transfer in one of their biggest transfer errors and it has been suggested that they are keen to remedy that by bringing him back.

However, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be the most likely destinations should Pogba head for a Turin exit.

Juventus have always insisted that they have no intention of letting such a crucial player leave but attempts to cement their relationship with the player haven't been successful so far.

"Juventus made their last attempt to renew Pogba's contract a few days ago," Pedullà writes on his blog.

"It's probably an offer closer to £4m a season than his current £3m and beyond what Juventus wanted to offer.

"But for the moment the player's agent Mino Raiola would rather wait and has clearly told Juventus that's the way it is in a World Cup year.

"There's no doubt that there could be a fight between Real Madrid and PSG for his signature but for now nothing has happened. It's only April so we need to be patient."

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