United and Chelsea’s €100m target’s agent hints at summer transfer

Pogba Frustrated
Pogba Frustrated

Paul Pogba is a transfer target for Chelsea and Barcelona

Paul Pogba’s agent has revealed the midfielder could leave Juventus after the end of the 2015-16 season, if potential suitors could meet the club’s €100m asking price.

The France international left Manchester United as a free agent in 2012. His representative Mino Raiola helped him join the Old Lady and the move has helped him to become one of the best midfielders in Europe.

After joining Juventus, Pogba has won the title every year and he was a part of the squad that lost to Barcelona in the Champions League final last season. The Catalan club were long been interested in acquiring his services.

In addition to this, United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all interested in signing the Serie A midfielder, reports the Express. Pogba’s agent dropped a hint that Barcelona are the front runners for his client’s signature, but admitted other interested clubs could also get into a bidding war, if they could meet his asking price.

“We’ll see what Barca’s project is, and what Paul’s project is. All doors are open to all clubs,” Raiola told RMC Sport.

“For now, the young man decided last summer to stay for a minimum of one year at Juventus. We should always respect the will of a player when he chooses with his heart.”

“We can’t give figures, but last year Juventus said no to offers of €85m. €100m? Juve have always said that’s the sum they want. It’s a way of saying he’s one of the best players on the planet.

“When he left Manchester [United] for Juve he chose with his heart, and it will be the same with his next club. There are others who can afford him. Bayern Munich can afford him, Paris Saint-Germain can afford him…”

Only three clubs in the Premier League can meet his asking price. United, Chelsea and City could make an approach, with the English champions having a better chance of signing him. However, it all depends whether the Blues can finish in top four this season after a disappointing display in the first 10 matches.

Chelsea have managed three wins so far in the league and sit in 15th spot in the table with 11 points. They are nine points behind fourth place United. Even if they qualify for next season’s Champions League, it should be seen if Pogba could make a switch to Stamford Bridge.

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