Report: Juventus reveal interest in Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has said that clubs around Europe are interested in midfielder Paul Pogba.

Italian champions Juventus have admitted that star man Paul Pogba could leave the club, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Seria A giants have acknowledged that “every European club” is watching the French midfielder, but they are adamant that they have no need to sell the former Manchester United star.

“Every European club is watching him and been in contact,” Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta is reported to have said.

“However, we want to have a strong team made up of champions. We have an important player in Pogba and we don’t have a need to sell him.”

The 21-year-old recently signed a new contract in October that sees him contracted to the Turin club until 2019.

However, his agent has hinted that there is every chance his client will not be seeing out the entirety of that contract.

“Will he stay in Italy? No,” said Mino Raiola. “It will be up to them [Juventus], we have renewed his contract, we’re happy with Juventus but when the time is right to leave we’ll take that opportunity. We’ll see, I don’t know when the right time will come.”

After joining Juventus on a free transfer from United, Pogba has gone on to shine in Serie A, becoming a key player in their title winning sides and featuring in every one of France’s games in the World Cup in Brazil.

That has led to interest from a number of top European clubs, including Manchester City, who are reported to see him as a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.

However, any move would command a substantial fee, which could scupper any transfer because of the Financial Fair Play rules currently in place.

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