The midfielder’s agent says he is set to snub Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea and stay in Serie A
Paul Pogba has agreed to stay at Juventus in the long term, according to his agent, despite insisting he could sell him to the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea ‘in a heartbeat’.
The 21-year-old has once again been in inspired form for reigning Italian champions Juve and had been linked with a €100 million move away from Serie A this summer.
Pogba has a long-term contract with the defending Serie A champions, which does not expire until June 2019, and Raiola says he intends to stick it out.
“We made a pact with Juve: Paul doesn’t have to leave,” representative Mino Raiola told Tuttosport.
“I spoke to president Andrea Agnelli, directors Pavel Nedved, Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici, so they all agree. The club doesn’t need the money.
“He is wanted by seven clubs and that is certain, because they all told me so.
“The ones that can afford him are Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
“If I just whistled, I could sell Pogba tomorrow to PSG or City in a heartbeat. But Paul did not tell me to find him another club.
“What are his chances of staying? As of today it’s 99 per cent.
“Juve agree with our approach, which is that they will only sell if Paul asks to leave and there’s a suitable offer. Of course, it could become one per cent, it depends on the market.”
Raiola also admitted that he negotiated with Madrid a year and a half ago.
“Real wanted him 18 months ago, but I didn’t like the attitude Madrid had with me.
“Juve asked for about €50 million and Real told me it was a ridiculous sum. Even Carlo Ancelotti told me that and he adores Pogba.
“I don’t have to sell him, though. I advised Paul to only leave Juve if he finds a club that desperately wants him. Right now it’s easier to remain in Turin than to leave. Juve are the side with the advantage.”