Chelsea and Arsenal receive blow in Pogba chase

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Juventus are set to offer former Manchester United starlet Paul Pogba a new long-term contract, as a way of warding off the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.

Pogba has excelled in the Serie A since his move from Old Trafford, subsequently attracting the attention of a number of top European sides. 

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Juventus are now ready to sit down with the 20-year-old and offer him a substantial improvement on his current deal, which expires in 2016, in order to guarantee his pledged commitment to the cause for the foreseeable future. 

Despite speculation linking him to both Arsenal and Chelsea, Pogba earlier this month reiterated his desire to remain with the Italian champions, but did reveal that he was aware previous offers had been made for him over the summer. 

"Were there other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind only on Juventus," the ex-Red Devil said.

"At the time I heard of interest from Arsenal and Chelsea, and in Italy AC Milan, but there is no one like Juve.

"As for my future? I'm glad to be here. I want to win as many trophies as I can in this shirt."

Manchester United may be left to rue the day they allowed Pogba to leave, as the France international is now developing into one of the most promising packages on the continent.

The 20-year-old left Old Trafford after encountering issues with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson over his lack of game time and first team opportunities but managed to play 38 times for Juve last campaign. 

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