Juventus outline Paul Pogba transfer stance after Mino Raiola’s Man Utd exit comments

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Juventus will reportedly not make a move for Paul Pogba when his contract expires next summer, despite claims from the midfielder’s agent. Pogba’s contract is set to expire at Old Trafford at the end of June, which has led to speculation linking him with a possible move back to Turin.

If the midfielder does not agree a new deal before January, then he will be free to discuss terms with other clubs.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, re-ignited speculation on Friday when he told Corriere Dello Sport there was a possibility his client could return to the Old Lady.

“Pogba’s contract expires next year. We’ll talk with Manchester United and we’ll see,” Raiola said.

“Of course, Turin stayed in his heart and he cares a lot about these things. The possibility of him coming back is there, but it also depends on Juve.”

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However, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Juventus are not interested in bringing the World Cup winner back to Serie A.

Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini recently supported this claim when he said the club will be looking for young players in the transfer market.

On the market we will look for players like Haaland before the final maturity,” said Cherubini. “Any investment will go in the direction of a young profile. I plan to bet on another type of player.”

The Sun say both PSG and Real Madrid are also interested in signing the 28-year-old should they be presented with the opportunity.

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But the same outlet also report that United are confident they can tie the Frenchman down with a new long-term £400,000 a week deal, which would make him the highest paid Premier League player of all time. 

Meanwhile, Pogba has been keeping his cards close to his chest and has insisted he is happy at Old Trafford. 

“To be honest, I am very happy, I enjoy myself. The Premier League is back, I play football again after a nice holiday, so it is very, very good,” Pogba told Norwegian media outlet TV2 ahead prior to United’s recent clash against Wolves at the end of last month.

“When you get to a final and lose, it is always very painful. Now we are hungry to do better than last season and we want to win a trophy.

“I’m happy. To be honest, I’m glad I’m feeling good. I’m healthy, I have no injuries and I’m happy, even if I would have preferred to win the last game [against Southampton ]. It’s all about winning.”

United may be faced with the potential prospect of losing Pogba, but on the pitch they continued their impressive start to the new campaign on Sunday with a 2-1 win against West Ham, thanks to a late winner from Jesse Lingard. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face West Ham once more in the third round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

United will then welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford in the Premier League in the early kick-off on Saturday. 

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