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Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Paul Pogba

by Ben Topliss

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the club will resist any offers for Paul Pogba in the summer amid interest from former club Manchester United.

The likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City have also been linked with Pogba, who has become one of the world’s best midfielders since leaving Man United to join Juventus in 2012.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has done little to quell the rumours and has suggested he could leave Juventus on numerous occasions.

However, Marotta is adamant that the Italian giants will not be selling the Frenchman as he is a vital part of their squad.

Speaking about Pogba, Marotta said: “There are clubs that are ready to spend 70 to 80 million euros for Pogba.

“There are many suitors for Pogba, but we do not want to open negotiations and we want him to stay with us. If we want to increase our level, we need players of great quality and Pogba is one of them.”

Marotta may be publicly denying any talk of an exit but he will know that every player has their price.

It is likely that Juventus would make a huge profit on Pogba should he leave the club as he originally joined on a free transfer from United. It would be a hammer blow to fans at Old Trafford if they were to pay the sum after the club let the then-18-year-old leave so easily all those years ago.

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