£40m-rated Liverpool, United & Chelsea target comments on future

Juventus superstar Paul Pogba, formerly of Manchester United and on Real Madrid's radar, has given a clear indication where his loyalties lie.

Three Premier League giants, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea were all linked with a high-profile move for Juventus superstar-in-the-making Paul Pogba, 21, in yesterday's Daily Star, while La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are also speculative admirers of the all-action midfielder.

However, the Frenchman - capped eight times at senior level and expected to play a significant role for his nation in the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil - has quashed the notion that his future lies away from Turin as he has obvious affection for the Old Lady of Serie A.

"When I was young and I was at Manchester United, I played a game against Juventus and I was given a flag and key chain from that club," said Pogba to L'Equipe. "I held on to those objects and had them with me when I signed my contract here."

On the speculation, he said: "I hear reports placing Pogba here and Pogba there. I haven't spoken to Juve regarding what I hear and there's nothing.

"Recently the press spoke about me getting a telephone call from [Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine] Zidane to join [Los Blancos]. I have not received a recent call nor have we exchanged numbers. My aim? To win another scudetto - why not?"

Pogba is not even close to his peak years as a footballer and an athlete but it is not hard to see why he is so coveted as, statistically, he has been impressive in Italy. In 33 Serie A starts, he scored seven goals, provided seven assists, created 48 goal-scoring opportunities, has a passing accuracy of 83% and completed 74 dribbles.

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