Italian giants, Juventus Vice-chairman Pavel Nedved has informed Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that the club ended their interest in the player leaving Real Madrid with a clear run at signing the £150million Manchester United midfielder this summer.
Pogba has been a thorn in the flesh of Manchester United having 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 following the turn of events.
Although the world cup winner 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.
The developments leave Real as the strong favourites to make Pogba their latest ‘Galactico’ signing if they can match United’s valuation and Pogba’s wage demands which they have termed and recorded ass high.
The Seria winners who last season signed Cristiano Ronaldo have already bolstered their midfield this summer with the free signings of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain.
They also remain optimistic of concluding a deal for the Fiorentina playmaker Federico Chiesa, who is keen to join the Italian champions.
Fiorentina playmaker Federico Chiesa whom Juventus is chasing to sign.
The star midfielder 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 although he was carrying his own training in America.
Pogba has been training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad in Perth ahead of two friendly matches there against Perth Glory and Leeds United which are scheduled to start over this weekend.
Zinedine Zidane led Real Madrid who the star confessed of wanting to play for now the only club in the running for Pogba, who would relish the opportunity to play under his compatriot Zinedine Zidane.