Guiseppe Marotta rules out Paul Pogba departure from Juventus

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The Italian champions have no intention of selling their star French midfielder, insists their CEO.

Juventus secured a historic 31st Serie A title at the weekend, thanks to an Arturo Vidal goal, in the 1-0 win away at Sampdoria. While the Chilean remains a fans favourite, it's the future of another of their stars that remains in doubt.

Given all the speculation surrounding where Paul Pogba will be next season, Juventus supremo Guiseppe Marotta insisted to Rai Radio 1, there's no need for the Frenchman to consider moving anywhere else.

"Paul is one of the best talents around, which puts him in the spotlight of the best teams, but we are already one of those." He assured.

The Mirror have maintained that Chelsea and Manchester City have lodged bids, whilst in Spain, Sport revealed news of advanced talks between Barcelona and Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, which took place last week.

However, Marotta rubbished all the speculation, underlining: "It's not habitual for us to sell our most illustrious players, except in very rare situations, so I think he will stay."

Convinced that Juventus can successfully retain the services of Pogba, their CEO also pointed out: "He hasn't expressed any desire to leave, so there are absolutely no grounds to suggest he will go."

Attention now turns to the Champions League for Juventus, as they seek to battle their way past Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

As far as Marotta is concerned, that would underline the credentials of his club as a force in Europe, meaning Pogba needn't leave to realise ambitions of being at one of the best clubs in the continent.

Inevitably though, the only thing that will put an end to the speculation regarding Pogba's future, is if he's still wearing the Juventus shirt, at the start of next season.

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