During the past week, it seemed almost a certainty that Paul Pogba would be leaving Juventus to rejoin his old club Manchester United this summer.
However, on Monday Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola had some very bad news for the Red Devils, as he has claimed the 23-year-old could remain in Turin after all.
“There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” Raiola said in an interview with The Times. “He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract.”
“Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players”, by which he also had some bad news for Manchester City and Chelsea, who are trying to lure star defender Leonardo Bonucci to the Premier League.
According to multiple reports last week, as this one by The Guardian, United will offer Juventus £100 million for the services of the France international. The Premier League giants are also preparing a massive wage offer, which would translate to a staggering £11.1 million per season for a five-year contract. That would essentially be trebling his current salary in Turin.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped out of the race for Pogba, with president Florentino Perez unwilling to put £100 million and the same wage offer on the table.
That seemed to open up the door for the Red Devils to land the 23-year-old from Juventus, but Raiola hasn’t talked to Pogba during Euro 2016, while being the subject of some controversy. A report by The Times (via 90min) revealed he’s in for a huge payday if Pogba leaves Juventus, landing a £24 million commission package.