Juventus have no plans to sell Paul Pogba during January transfer window
Juventus have no plans to let midfielder Paul Pogba leave amid rumors of a big-money return to the Premier League.
The 21-year-old France international played a major role in Juve’s third successive Serie A title success last season, scoring seven goals and setting up another seven.
But his performances have unsurprisingly led to plenty of interest from other clubs, with Manchester United reportedly plotting a Â£77m bid to bring him back to the club after a contentious departure in the summer of 2012.
But the club’s general director Giuseppe Marotta told Sky Italia: "What was a promising player has become a reality. Every European club is watching him and have been in contact with us. We, however, want to have a strong team made up of champions. We have an important player in Pogba and we don’t have a need to sell him."
Agent Mino Raiola was less concrete when asked about Pogba’s future and confirmed it would take a huge amount of money to tempt him away from Turin.
Pogba recently signed a new deal with the champions that ties him to the club until 2019.
He told radio station RAI: "Is Pogba’s price tag around 80million euros? He is one of the most expensive players on the market. Considering his age, he has room for improvement and he is among the best. Of course, the asking price always depends on eventual buyers."