Mino Raiola, the agent of Paul Pogba has revealed that he receives '20 calls a day' about the Juventus midfielder, but insists there's no rush to complete a transfer.
Pogba recently penned a five year contract with Juventus who are on course to win their fourth straight Serie A title, but that has not stopped speculation over his future.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been frequently linked with a move for him, while Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old, who walked away from the Red Devils on a free transfer back in 2012.
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The France international is likely to be the subject of plenty of transfer interest in the summer from those teams, and Raiola has admitted that the race to secure his signature has already begun.
“If the right offer for Pogba arrives, we will do a deal. We are all gentlemen," he told La Stampa. I have had more than 2,000 phone calls about him since the start of the season. I’m talking about 20 every day.”
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Pogba, who is currently out of action through injury, will likely fetch a fee close to the £86 million Real Madrid forked out for Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013. Recent reports have suggested that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has made the midfielder his top target for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Raiola believes that Juventus could be willing to sell their star player in order to help remodel their squad at the end of the season despite their run of league titles.
“My theory is that you change when you’re strong, not when you have to do it out of necessity,” he said. “Juve’s great challenge is to rebuild the team, otherwise we will be here in two or three years talking about the mistakes they made.
There's no doubting that the race to sign Paul Pogba will be the biggest transfer battle of the summer window, although it's hard to shake the idea that Juventus will try and keep hold of him for one more season.
Manchester United could use his services dearly although he may be reluctant to return to Old Trafford, while Chelsea could use him as a pretty incredible upgrade on Ramires. However Spain and in particular Barcelona could be an attractive option - perhaps too attractive for Pogba to turn down.
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