Juventus determined to keep hold of Pogba, says president Agnelli
MAR 07, 2014 8:21a ET
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of midfielder Paul Pogba.
The 20-year-old Frenchman has emerged as one of the best midfielders in Europe having being lured away from Manchester United in 2012.
Pogba has two years left on his current deal and with his former club United, Paris Saint-Germain and numerous other clubs taking a keen interest, Juve are determined to tie him down to a new long-term contract.
"PSG's interest in him? Attention of the big clubs cannot frighten you, but it is a source of pride. You have to stay calm," said Agnelli, who was speaking at an event about football and racism at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
"I don't see the reason why we should deprive ourselves of Pogba: he is our growth. Every season we try to make Juve stronger, and Pogba stays with us.
"Two years ago nobody knew Paul Pogba, and [Beppe] Marotta and [Fabio] Paratici were good to find him, now Juventus want to find other Paul Pogba."
He also confirmed that a new deal for coach Antonio Conte was close, adding: "The future of Conte? The relationship with Antonio is a certainty, we have the same dreams. "