Report: Pogba entourage give transfer hope; Juve contract talks non-existent

In transfer news that has an obvious impact for Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, it appears Paul Pogba could still be available…

Speculation linking fast emerging midfield star Paul Pogba with a move away from Juventus had stalled somewhat as the Turin club slapped a £60 million price-tag on the Frenchman.

Then followed a succession of stories embroiling the 21-year-old in contract extension talks, however, the £39.6 million rated athlete - whose deal expires in 2016 - may not have much intention of renewing terms.

That is the opinion of the player's entourage who have been quoted by L'Equipe and Corriere dello Sport that fans of clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich should expect much activity and liveliness in the final days of the summer market.

L'Equipe and Corriere dello Sport claim that there has been "no contact between Juve and Pogba over the contract renewal" and that the player's entourage believe "there will be no future meetings".

Instead, football fans should expect the concluding open market days to be "important and lively" before the transfer window closes on September 1.

The defensive minded midfielder made 33 starts in Serie A last term and made 84 tackles, 36 interceptions and 39 clearances but was also renowned for his ability to dribble (74 completed), usefulness in the pass (84% accuracy), his creation of 48 goal-scoring opportunities (seven of them assists) as well as his seven goals.

He is widely expected to develop even further in the coming seasons.

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