Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Paul Pogba despite Carlo Ancelotti stating otherwise.
The Frenchman is expected to leave the Serie A champions in the next year or so and interest in him is high with several clubs all wanting to sign him.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are three clubs from England who are keen on signing the 22-year-old, whilst Real Madrid are also interested from Spain. PSG are another team that are keen on signing the powerhouse midfielder.
Juve are reluctant to see Pogba leave the club after all he's done for them since joining in 2012 after being released from Manchester United, but Marotta knows that the financial power others clubs have around Europe makes it almost impossible to keep him on their books.
The director has already stated previously that Serie A isn't prestigious enough to keep hold of stars for their entire career and after reports showed that Pogba only earns £30k-a-week, Marotta isn't surprised that he's wanting to leave the club in the near-future.
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Marotta told Sky Italia: “We’ll do everything within our power to keep the player but we must not forget Italy is a country that is undergoing change.
“Our problem is that we have offers coming in from clubs offering him a salary we are not able to match due to our financial situation.
“Right now there is no reason to believe he will definitely be leaving Juventus for another team, but we have to bear in mind we cannot compete with the wages he can command elsewhere. We have our limits."
When asked about interest in Pogba, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said the club were not interested despite reports claiming a massive £78 million bid may be lodged in the Summer.
However, Marotta has responded to Ancelotti by saying he's telling 'white lies' after the two have already held talks about the midfielder's future.
“Ancelotti asked me some questions about Pogba. He says he’s not interested?
"Well, that’s a white lie, although I’m sure he has his reasons to say it’s not true."