Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City have been put on alert after Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta admitted that the Old Lady may be unable to keep hold of Paul Pogba, the Daily Express report.
Marotta suggested that while the Serie A side are desperate for the 22-year-old to stay, he has to want to remain at Juventus Stadium, and not hold the club to ransom financially.
“Pogba’s future? In modern football the decision of the player is paramount,” he said.
“It’s obvious that we would like to keep him until he stops playing, but we can’t afford to do anything crazy in terms of salaries and some clubs can guarantee twice what we can,” he added.
The Premier League rivals may have to battle it out with Barcelona if they want to land the Frenchman (via Express). The Express suggest that the Catalan giants are the favourites to sign the midfielder.
Despite failing to make the grade at Old Trafford, Pogba has proved that he is possibly the best young midfielder in Europe currently. He helped guide Massimiliano Allegri’s side to the Scudetto for a fourth consecutive year, their first Coppa Italia title for two decades, and a Champions League final.
Both Manchester sides have made additions in the middle of the park this summer, while the Blues boasted one of the most finely balanced midfields last season. However, you would imagine that all three would jump at the chance to sign Pogba.
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