Juventus fear Paul Pogba will leave because of money

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Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta admits the club may be powerless to retain the services of Manchester United and Chelsea target Paul Pogba due to financial reasons.

The France international, 21, is one of the most sought-after footballers on the planet and, as a result, his future is the topic of intense speculation.

Although Marotta is optimistic that Pogba will decide to continue at the Juventus Stadium, the 57-year-old is acutely aware that teams in Serie A is unable to offer players the same extraordinary wages as clubs from the Premier League and La Liga.

Marotta concedes Pogba could leave

"We will do everything within out limits to hold on to Pogba, but we must not forget Italy is a country in transition," Marotta told reporters. "The problem we have is that of offers coming in from other clubs offering him a salary that we are not able to match due to our financial situation.

"At the moment, there's no reason to believe that Pogba will definitely leave Juventus for another team, but we have to bear in mind that we cannot compete with the wages that are being paid elsewhere. We have our limits."

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Pogba contracted to Juventus until 2019

Pogba put pen to-paper on a new five-year deal with the Old Lady last October, raising his wages from a relatively paltry £23,000-a-week to a more deserving £70,000-a-week.

However, even the latter fee would pale in comparison to the figures that United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and others could offer the player.

Pogba recently reiterated that he still loves Manchester United, even though Sir Alex Ferguson failed to offer him first-team opportunities during his spell at Old Trafford.

Pogba: World's best young midfielder

The Red Devils' failure to keep Pogba at the club was arguably the biggest mistake of Ferguson's 26-year tenure as Manchester United manager.

Widely regarded as the best young midfielder on the planet, Pogba would walk into any of the interest clubs' midfielders.

But which club will win the race to sign this hugely-gifted France international? Have your say in the comments below.

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