Juventus shut the door on Paul Pogba as Pavel Nedved tells Mino Raiola a deal is off… leaving Real Madrid with a free run at Man United’s £150m star
- Juventus have ended their interest in Manchester United star Paul Pogba
- Vice-chairman Pavel Nedved has informed Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola
- Italian champions will pursue other midfield transfer targets this summer
- It leaves Real Madrid with a free run at negotiations with Old Trafford club
- United are adamant that Pogba, valued at £150m, will not be moving anywhere
Juventus have ended their interest in Paul Pogba, leaving Real Madrid with a clear run at signing the £150million Manchester United midfielder this summer.
The French World Cup winner has made clear his intentions to leave United but a return to Juventus, where he spent four successful years between 2012 and 2016, won’t be happening.
Though Pogba was open to a return to Turin, his agent Mino Raiola has been notified by Juve’s vice-chairman Pavel Nedved that they intend to pursue other targets.
Juventus have ended their interest in signing midfielder Paul Pogba from Manchester United
Agent Mino Raiola (left) has been notified by Juve’s vice-chairman Pavel Nedved (right) that they intend to pursue other targets
Pogba signs autographs for United fans during their pre-season tour in Australia
It leaves Real as the strong favourites to make Pogba their latest ‘Galactico’ signing if they can match United’s valuation and Pogba’s wage demands.
Juventus have already bolstered their midfield this summer with the free signings of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain.
They are also hopeful of concluding a deal for the Fiorentina playmaker Federico Chiesa, who is keen to join the Italian champions.
Pogba spent four successful years between 2012 and 2016 at the Serie A outfit
Pogba said earlier in the summer that he is ‘ready for a new challenge’ by leaving United
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that Pogba is going nowhere this summer
Pogba reported for United’s pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China on Sunday morning despite fears that he wouldn’t show up in order to force through his move away.
He has been training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad in Perth ahead of two friendly matches there against Perth Glory and Leeds United.
Real are now the only club in the running for Pogba, who would relish the opportunity to play under his compatriot Zinedine Zidane.
Real are only club in running for Pogba, who would relish chance to play for Zinedine Zidane