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Juventus reject Real Madrid advances for Paul Pogba

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Pogba is one of the best youngsters in Europe (©GettyImages)
Pogba is one of the best youngsters in Europe (©GettyImages).

Former Manchester United youth Paul Pogba who currently plays for Italian side Juventus had attracted the interest of La Liga giants Real Madrid, but the idea of any transfer was rejected by the Turin based club.

The young Frenchman impressed in his debut season for Juve last term after leaving United in the summer of 2012, clocking up a total of 38 appearances in all competitions for the Italian side.

Thus the 20-year-old has been subject to a lot of interest from many European clubs this summer, the latest among them being Real Madrid.

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta revealed that los Blancos president Florentino Perez had made an enquiry over Pogba.

"Florentino Perez enquired about him but there were no negotiations," he is quoted as saying.

"We have no intention of selling him, as he has not yet expressed his full potential."

The player seems set to stay with the Italian giants for the foreseeable future, as his agent had recently come out saying that Pogba is worth more than what Madrid is willing to pay for Bale. 

"How good is Paul? He's worth more than Gareth Bale, that's for sure," he had told Sky Italia.

"If Bale is worth 100 million euros, Pogba is worth at least double that.

"It's not my fault that Florentino Perez has fixed the price of Bale at €100million. Pogba is, for me, a Salvador Dali because he is precious and important."

Pogba won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with France this summer, captaining the side which defeated Spain in the final in Turkey. He was also elected as the tournament's best player for his crucial performances throughout.

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