Paul Pogba says he used to dream of playing for Arsenal

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted he dreamed of playing for Arsenal and Barcelona when he was younger.

Pogba left Manchester United in 2012 to join the Italian giants, and having established himself at the heart of the the Old Lady's midfield has been earning rave reviews for his performances.

So much so that he has been linked with a £25 million move back to the Premier League, with Chelsea said to be interested in the 2013 Golden Boy winner.

However, were the French international to return tot he Premier League, it seems it would most likely to be to play for Arsenal, who he used to 'dream' of turning out for.

He told Italian newspaper Republica: "At Juventus I'm doing fine. I don't hide the fact that as a child I dreamed of playing for Arsenal and FC Barcelona."

Despite his desire to play for Arsenal or Barcelona, Pogba insists he is happy in Italy playing for a club steeped in history like Juventus.

"For me, Juve is Zidane, Trezeguet, Nedved - talent, class, discipline and a sense of the team," he continued.

"As for me, I know that promising is not enough. I started from the bottom, I know there is a way, and I have the will to arrive.

"I am in no hurry, but I want to put my talent into action."

While he was keen to play down talk of a move to the likes of Barcelona or the Gunners, he did open up about his acrimonious departure from Manchester United.

The powerful midfielder left Old Trafford under a cloud in 2012, with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hitting out at his agent.

Now Pogba has spoken of how the Scot tried to keep him as a Red Devils player.

"Ferguson said 'Don't go to Italy, [there's] too much racism, you'll be hurt,'" he revealed.

"[With] regards to racism, no [country] is immune. Not even England. As shown by John Terry and Luis Suarez who shouted at [Patrice] Evra seven times. Even our fans do not understand that when you insult an opponent for the color of their skin, it hurts me too."

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