Paul Pogba won't move to the Premier League for £80m

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They're not going to go away, are they? The Paul Pogba transfer rumours continue to spiral out of control, as the player's long term future at Italian giants Juventus appear to be in serious doubt. 

It's not entirely surprising: The Frenchman is now recognised as one of the leading midfield talents in Europe, having enjoyed remarkable success in Turin over the last couple of years. 

Huge interest

And the English big-boys have all been linked with his signature, with the quartet of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all seemingly ready to bring the enigmatic figure back to England sooner rather than later. 

The latest on the Pogba saga is that he could leave Serie A behind for a mega deal worth up to £80 million...

That's right, the talented youngster could soon become one of the most expensive players of all-time. But is that really going to happen this summer? 

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Summer move 

Well, all of the signs coming out of the Pogba camp are that he could in fact be on the move in the immediate future. His agent certainly hasn't been shy when talking about the future of the midfield superstar. 

Mino Raiola recently told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I want the club that buys him to believe in him and be willing to pay for him. If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top. If it does not happen this year, it will be next year.

"Paul is at the same level economically as the other big stars and has a similar reputation, so he could stay for another year. But Paul is the only major star who is available at the end of the season.

"If you cannot take Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you can only go for Paul."

Raiola, then, certainly rates his client highly, but is Pogba really the next best after the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Co? 

£80m too much?

Well, in truth, Pogba is a special player, and will no doubt go on to become one of the top midfielders in world football...if he isn't already. However, a potential £80 million move to the Premier League this summer seems to be off the mark.

Let's be realistic about this: the interested sides in England are not going to pay such a huge fee for the midfielder - and this is why: 

We will start with the duo of Chelsea and Manchester City, who may well have the power to lure Pogba to England, but will surely be stopped because of Financial Fair Play. 

Yes, FFP gets in the way again unfortunately. We've seen Chelsea offload players in order to sign them. Would they really be able to splash £80m on Pogba when they already have the likes of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas? 

City, meanwhile, have already endured problems with the whole FFP system, so they surely won't risk spending such a huge amount on one player, even if he would make the ideal Yaya Toure replacement.

Arsenal is just not happening, is it? The Gunners are a club ran impeccably and they won't risk such a large sum on Pogba. It's ridiculous that they're even mentioned in this rumour. 

Of course, they have splashed the cash on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over the last couple of years, but it would prove the biggest shock of all if they moved in for Pogba.

United return

And then there is Manchester United. The club who once had the Frenchman on their books and lost him for nothing. It's something that still hurts Red Devils supporters. Where would they be now if they had Pogba roaming around in the middle of the park?

Well, that ship has sailed, and despite the club's readiness to spend ridiculous amounts of money, do not expect them to swoop for the Juventus man. There's no doubt about it, Pogba would improve the Red Devils, but the United hierarchy will surely prove to stubborn to set their sights on their former player.

In truth, a mega transfer to La Liga looks more likely. And even if the elite sides in England decided to pay up, would Pogba really choose them over the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona? Unfortunately for fans of the Premier League, Pogba will end up in Spain. 

What do you think? How much is Paul Pogba worth? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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