Paul Pogba sparks transfer speculation

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Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Paul Pogba has refused to dampen speculation regarding his future at Juventus.

Speaking to Telefoot in France, the 20-year-old midfielder hinted at summer departure, which should pique the interest of United and Chelsea.

Both Premier League clubs, along with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain, have been heavily linked with the €60m-rated France international.

Juventus remain keen to keep him in Turin, but Pogba was non-committal when asked by French reporters.

"It is going very well in Turin," Pogba said as reported by Le 10 Sport. "I want to stay focused on the field. When we have finished this season, I could free myself and open myself. I would like to have a little fun, I have goals [to achieve].

"You have to make sacrifices and to be happy. Hopefully these sacrifices allow me to be happy."

The quotes sparked panic among Juve fans, and Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta moved quickly to alleviate the worries.

"The recent statements from Paul Pogba? They have absolutely no concern to us and fans should not worry," Marotta said.

"This is an interview that was done during the match with the French national team to face the Netherlands on March 5th, and only published Sunday on French television.

"It remains unclear. He just said he preferred not to talk about his future with Juventus and he preferred to focus on the objectives of the club."

The former-United midfielder has established himself as one of the best young players in world football, which has naturally led to speculation regarding a big-money move this summer.

Most of Europe's top heavyweights have been linked with the Frenchman, with Manchester City, United and Chelsea the most likely destinations in the Premier League. He is under contract at Juventus until the summer of 2016, but was believed to be negotiating an extension.

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