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Juventus make transfer plans clear before summer

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Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Paul Pogba will not be sold this summer, according to Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain have
all been heavily linked with the midfielder, who is currently in contract negotiations over an improved deal at Juventus.

Talks have been ongoing for several months now, and the delay had led to a flurry of reports that speculated Pogba could be off this summer.

But speaking at the University of Insubria in Como, Marotta confirmed that Juventus will not be selling any first-team players at the end of the season.

"We must respect the team to ensure we have balance and sustainability," he said as reported by Le 10 Sport. "Juventus will be buying but not selling."

The report claims Pogba could be convinced to spend one more season at Juve if coach Antonio Conte agrees to another campaign as well.

The €60m-rated French international is one of the most sought after players in Europe, with Real Madrid expected to focus much of their attention on bringing him to the Bernabeu.

The former-Manchester United player fell out with Sir Alex Ferguson before departing for Serie A, but the Old Trafford club would jump at the chance to bring him back considering their current dearth of options in the position.

In recent weeks Arsenal and Chelsea have been mentioned as suitors as well, while big-spending PSG would offer Pogba, a member of the Le Havre academy as a youngster, the opportunity to return to France.

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