Paul Pogba will not be leaving Juventus in the current transfer window, the player’s agent has said.
The French midfielder is being heavily targeted by Premier League outfits Chelsea and Manchester United, but Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that a move is not going to happen this month.
Let’s say that I am aware of the interest that there is around Paul, obviously, and without naming them, everybody that knows a little bit about football knows that there are only eight clubs that can afford him,” said Raiola.
“That’s the eight clubs that will get into the scramble or the battle to have him.”
Raiola has also dismissed any rumours suggesting Pogba has an issue with his former club Manchester United. Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012, after becoming growingly frustrated with the amount of first-team football he was receiving under Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Paul has always said he is not angry with Manchester United – you need to move on,” said Raiola.
“So there is no personal grudge against Manchester United. On the contrary, he holds Manchester United very dear and has very nice memories.
“Paul renewed his contract in Italy. There is a five-year deal with Juventus and what June and July brings, we will see in June and July,” he said.
“He will stay here this window in Italy and after that it’s also up to Juventus and up to himself to see what are the possibilities and what are the things to do.”
By Ollie Carroll