Paul Pogba speaks out over transfer speculation: transfer round-up

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that a whirlwind of almost non-stop transfer speculation is enough to make his head spin, which is why he's determined to focus on football and leave his long-term future in the hands of agent Mino Raiola.

Pogba's continued excellence in Serie A means Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal continue to be linked with a blockbuster summer transfer, one which Raiola has reportedly warned could cost a world-record €200 million if a bidding war ensues.

The 21-year-old was asked by Corriere dello Sport if being the poster boy of gossip columns across the continent serves as a distraction, which despite his insistence that winning the Scudetto remains the focus must be on his mind.

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Where will he be next season?

Pogba conceded: "I think I have to be more focused on the field because these things can make your head spin. I'm concentrating only on my performances, as I always say. If you want to know about transfer things you'd have to ask Mino Raiola.

"I am focused to win the Scudetto and not thinking about anything else. If I want to become a great player then I have to work harder, and do more and more in training. I try to thrive in every game and I have the confidence of my coach and team-mates - I have to grow up and do better."

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Maturity will come with time

France's new midfield linchpin is acutely aware he's still got some maturing to do, but he's already a very different person to the one which left United fed up and frustrated back in 2011.

Pogba has gone on to prove he deserved regular first-team opportunities at Old Trafford despite being in his teenage years, quickly becoming integral for Juve thanks to a mix of technique, pace and raw power.

Raiola now sits in an enviable position, working with Juve he can effectively name his price for the world's premier young player, one that United or anyone else will simply have to swallow if they want to win the race for his signature.

Matuidi move possible?

Elsewhere there's reason for United to pay tonight's clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea extra attention, with the French champions bringing a number of potential transfer targets to the table.

Edinson Cavani may be the man United fans want most, but its midfield warrior Blaise Matuidi who could be a far more viable target.

Matuidi is reportedly open to making a Premier League move this summer, which would help United finally bring some much-needed dynamism to their midifeld mix.

Pogba's Les Blues team-mate wouldn't come cheap though, with PSG asking for a whopping €50m before they'll even consider parting with a key man who only signed a new contract last year.

No room for another Keane?

Closer to home a United youngster who simply can't force his way into Louis Van Gaal's plans is a surprise transfer target for a Premier League rival.

Will Keane is the forward in question, with Hull City sending their top scouts to watch the starlet on more than one occasion during his current loan spell with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Hull boss Steve Bruce reportedly believes Keane could be capable of making a mark in the top flight, despite Van Gaal not rating the England under-21 international.

Keane is just one a number of fringe players set to leave as part of major shake-up at United this summer, with the 22-year-old likely to be already be considering his next move.

Man United fans, would it be worth paying €200m to bring Paul Pogba back to the Theatre of Dreams? Would you sooner pay less for Matuidi and invest in other areas? Have your say on this summer's transfer policy in the comment box below!s

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