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Paul Pogba's agent suggests star could re-sign with Juventus

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A lacklustre performance for France in Sunday night's European Championship final may have some questioning the valuation, but there is no doubt at this moment that Manchester United are keen on securing the services of Paul Pogba for a fee in excess of £100 million.

Just how keen the Frenchman and his current club, Juventus, are in sanctioning such a deal, however, is a subject of much debate as speculation continues.

With Real Madrid reported to be out the running and some outlets claiming a deal had been "agreed", things had been looking up for the Old Trafford outfit. Comments today, though, from Pogba's agent have thrown into doubt the idea of the 23-year-old leaving Turin altogether.

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Speaking to The Times, Pogba's representative Mino Raiola claimed that his client could very well sign a new deal with Juventus:

"There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” Raiola explained to The Times on Monday.

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“He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract."

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Having accrued eight goals and 12 assists for Juve en route to the Serie A title last season, it is no surprise that the Turin club are keen to retain the services of Pogba.

Indeed, last week they offered the young star a new five-year deal that, per The Times, would increase his earnings to £130,000-per-week.

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And, according to Raiola at least, it seems that the Frenchman is going to give serious consideration to extending his stay at the club he joined from Manchester United back in 2012.

Of course, these latest comments could simply be a negotiating tactic from Raiola to get United to up their bid in the coming days.

With the agent set to earn a reported 25 percent cut from any impending transfer, it would certainly be within his interest to bump up the price tag that little bit more.

Fans at Old Trafford will, though, still be hoping that their team are able to get this deal completed over the coming days and weeks.

Having already confirmed the signing of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimović since the end of the 2015-16 season, new manager Jose Mourinho has already set his sights on a fourth new arrival.

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If Pogba was truly serious about reaffirming his commitment to Juventus thus summer, it would go down as a serious blow to Mourinho's chances of fulfilling what are growing expectations ahead of the new campaign.

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Paul Pogba
Real Madrid
Football
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Manchester United
Jose Mourinho

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