The Italian champions will demand £126 million (€160 million) for Pogba in order to ward off possible interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea
Paul Pogba won't come cheap
Pogba, who left Manchester United on a free transfer in February 2013, has been repeatedly linked with a move back to Old Trafford as well as to Stamford Bridge, in addition to Real Madrid’s interest.
Juventus' Paul Pogba (top) and his teammates celebrate after Giorgio Chiellini scored against Inter Milan
The Spanish giants are thought to have made Pogba their number one target, with Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane determined to bolster his midfield with the French superstar.
But it seems any potential suitors will have to negotiate an enormous financial stumbling block, one amounting to well over the world record transfer fee of £85 million paid again by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in the same year as Pogba’s penniless departure from the Red Devils.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is determined to sign Pogba
Real Madrid do have a track record for breaking the record transfer fee, with Bale joining a list of expensive Galacticos including Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo.
France's Paul Pogba in action for France
Whether Pogba will join that list remains to be seen, and it is undoubted that some tough negotiations will take place after this summer’s European Championships in Pogba’s home nation of France.
Les Bleus have already qualified from Group A in the tournament, with wins over Romania and Albania.