The agent of Juventus midfielder and Manchester United target Paul Pogba has confirmed that his client will decide upon his future after this summer's World Cup.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the future of the talented French international of late with his current contract in Turin due to expire in 2016, but Mino Raiola has been keen to stress that any decision regarding an extension or indeed a possible transfer will not be reached until he returns from Brazil.
"My priority is always the same: to look after the players I represent," Raiola was quoted as saying by Tuttosport in an interview cited by Goal.com
"Between now and the World Cup, nothing will happen. Everything you speak of - a renewal or a possible transfer - will be carefully assessed, but only after Brazil."
Manchester United boss David Moyes has reportedly placed £40m-rated Pogba - who departed the club for Serie A under somewhat of a cloud during the summer of 2012 - on his summer transfer shortlist, yet Raiola appears to have dampened the expectations of those hoping that the player is in line for a move away from the Juventus Stadium.
"Pogba is happy with Juve, just as Juve are glad to have Pogba. He still has a contract in Turin until 2016. There is no rush, no urgency. For now, Pogba will not go.I say for now he will not go, because if one day a crazy offer for him comes in, we would assess it together.
"We will evaluate everything after the World Cup: any offers from other clubs, as well as proposals to renew his contract at Juventus. Everything is postponed, as Juventus know. I repeat: there are no problems of any kind."
La Liga giants Real Madrid and wealthy French champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Pogba, so it seems incredibly likely that the 21-year-old - and his agent, of course - may be faced with a big decision over his future.
Despite Manchester United's apparent interest in Pogba, a potential to return to Old Trafford surely has to be considered unlikely given that he didn't exactly appear to leave with the club's - and Sir Alex Ferguson's - full blessing.
And although David Moyes - providing he manages to stay in his current role, that is - is expected to be handed a significant budget with which to make radical improvements to his ailing squad this summer, you have to imagine that their likely absence from the Champions League could well discourage player of Pogba's ilk from committing to the club.