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Pogba Plays Down Exit Talks

Rising Juventus star Paul Pogba says he is happy in Turin and has played down speculation linking him with a big money move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Pogba’s future has been subject to speculation in Italy after club president Andrea Agnelli said this week:

“I’m trying to think of what will be in two or three years’ time if we get a massive offer for one of the best talents we’ve got today, Pogba, the French 20-year-old.

“Will we be able to retain him? I don’t know. I don’t think, at the moment, we have the strength to retain such a player.”

However Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola quickly calmed talk of an exit, telling Tuttosport:

“Nobody in the world can refuse a ridiculous offer, but Paul is happy and relaxed in Turin. Paul wants to renew his contract and no offers have arrived for him.”

On what might happen if an offer did arrive, he added:

“The club would not need to worry.”

Pogba also did nothing to suggest he would be pushing for a move to PSG when interviewed by Sky Italia after France’s 6-0 win over Australia at PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium saying:

“I don’t know. As I’ve said before, I’m at Juve. We haven’t talked about the contract or anything else yet. I’m happy at Juventus.”

Pogba is one of the rising talents in European football and the big question is what would Juve do if they got a €40-50m bid for PSG? Could the Serie A Champions really turn that sort of money down for a player they signed on for free just over a year ago? I am not so sure that they could.