Paul Pogba in talks to extend Juventus deal

Paul Pogba

Former Manchester United star Paul Pogba is in talks over a contract extension with Juventus.

Former Manchester United star Paul Pogba in in talks with current club Juventus over extending his deal with the Serie A champions.

The French international midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from the club in the summer, with the Red Devils, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid all reported to be interested.

At one point, a trip to London had the rumour mill going into overdrive as the press speculated that a potential £60 million deal with the Blues was on the cards, a situation which caused his agent to come out and rubbish such stories.

With the transfer window now over and Juventus fully focused on their upcoming title defence, Pogba has added to the feel-good factor in Turin by seeking a new deal at the club.

"We are in negotiations for a contract renewal with Juventus, I will soon have a meeting with the directors." He said, quoted by beIN sports.

Pogba’s current contract expires in the summer of 2016 and the expected new deal will keep him at the club for at least a further three years.

Should he sign, it means that a potential return to the Premier League in the near future appears extremely unlikely and the British public miss out on seeing such a fine talent.

His previous spell in England was short-lived, and his move from Manchester United to Juventus at such a young age has been labelled one of the most controversial Old Trafford exits this side of the millennium.

Still at the young age of 21, the 6ft 2inch midfielder has made a name for himself as one of Europe’s leading stars after helping the Italian club to two league titles and a record-breaking undefeated campaign.

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