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Paul Pogba set for contract extension

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Paul Pogba (©GettyImages)
Paul Pogba (©GettyImages).

Serie A champions Juventus are set to offer star-man Paul Pogba a new contract in order to keep him at the club and fend off any interest from European clubs, as reported by the Metro.

The Frenchman, who joined Juventus on a free transfer a few years ago, has quickly become one of the best midfielders in world football and his consistent performances have caught the eye of many potential suitors.

Interest

Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been strongly linked with a move for the centre-midfielder, and the Blues are reportedly in the lead to sign the Frenchman with Jose Mourinho prepared to spend big.

According to some reports, Chelsea are even prepared to offer Juventus as much as £60million for the 21-year-old who joined the club on a free transfer after leaving United due to personal reasons involving a major fall-out with Sir Alex Ferguson.

World Cup

With his future up in the air, Pogba then put in some recognisable performances for France in Brazil during the World Cup, and despite being eliminated by Germany in the Quarter Final, the Frenchman was voted by FIFA as the Young Player of the Tournament.

Despite the heavy interest shown in him by several clubs across Europe, reports in Italy are suggesting that officials at Juventus are doing everything they can in order to keep Pogba at the club and keep him happy.

New deal

Beppe Marotta, the general manager of the club, is now discussing a new deal for the midfielder and he is keen to offer him a long-term deal with a substantial pay-rise, which they feel should be enough to fend off any potential interest.

Not only has Marotta been discussing Pogba's future, the player's agent has as well, and Mino Raiola has confirmed that as it stands, the 21-year-old is happy in Italy.

He said: ‘Everything is perfect at Juventus and no meetings are planned.

‘Paul to Chelsea? It’s just fantasy football.’

Paul Pogba skills

Speculation of the potential move to Stamford Bridge grew even further last week as Pogba was seen walking around West London, however, his cousin confirmed that he was only there for a family event and nothing else.

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