Pogba agent warns Premier League clubs he could stay at Juventus

Paul Pogba

Mino Raiola, the agent of France and Juventus midfield star, Paul Pogba, has insisted his client may stay with the Italian giants this summer.

Paul Pogba is perhaps one of the most coveted talents in European football and barely a day goes by without his name being linked to a blockbuster move away from Juventus.

Premier League sides Manchester United, who originally let him slip through their fingers, along with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea, have all been strongly linked with the 21-year-old star - by the Daily Mirror, among others.

Pogba penned a new contract with Juventus just last autumn and his agent, Mino Raiola, recently suggested during an interview with Marca, that he could leave the Italian side if another club stumped up a whopping price of €100 million.

Along with the strong interest from the Premier League, in the Spanish media, Pogba is perpetually linked with Barcelona and most keenly, Real Madrid, who have been tipped as favourites to add him to their list of 'Galacticos' at the Santiago Bernabéu. In France, Paris Saint Germain are also thought to be weighing up a bid.

Speaking with French daily 'Le Parisien' however, Raiola is conscious that there's a wealth of options for Pogba and doesn't believe a return to his home country is beneath his client.

He said: "The French league isn't too small for Paul Pogba. For Paul, all the clubs are interesting, whatever the competition. We respect the leagues of Spain, France, England and Germany."

Insisting too that Pogba leaving Juventus in the next transfer window is far from a foregone conclusion, Raiola commented: "Everyone thinks that Paul is going to leave Juventus this summer and that's far from certain. Everything depends upon the wishes of Paul and Juve." Refusing to shut the door on any move though, the French international's agent also noted, "If the time for him to go has come, then he will go."

Interesting to note, and also according to Le Parisien, are suggestions that Real Madrid are in pole position, based on a source at the club, with Pogba a firm feature amongst the plans of club president Florentino Pérez, who could pull out all the stops this summer to ensure that the Frenchman is strutting his stuff in La Liga next season.

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