Paul Pogba's agent makes decision over French star's future

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Juventus midfield maestro Paul Pogba will not be joining Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or anywhere else this summer and wants to stay with the Serie A champions next season, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Pogba has been a perennial favourite of the transfer gossip columns over the last six months, linked with everyone from former club Manchester United to Chelsea, Madrid and PSG for a fee in the region of a whopping €70m.

Raiola has attempted to downplay those kind of sweeping rumours by claiming that the 21-year-old sees his future at Juve, at least for now, as he looks to build on two exemplary seasons at the heart of the Bianconeri midfield alongside Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.

He is quoted by Sky Sports News as telling their Italian counterparts: "The player will not go to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus considers him non-transferable. This is the important thing.

"I spoke with the club last week and they have reiterated that they don't want to sell Pogba. Paul is happy with this, then that's OK."

Pogba's current contract with the Old Lady runs until 2016, but talks over fresh terms are widely expected to take place at the end of the season, if nothing else to protect Juve in terms of fetching the biggest fee possible if any of Europe's big clubs do come calling.

Arguably Europe's finest young footballer could see his valuation soar still further as a result of the summer's World Cup, with the powerhouse very likely to lead France's charge from central midfield at his first major international tournament.

Former club United and the rest of Europe's most wealthy clubs are guaranteed to be watching Pogba very closely at this summer's South American showpiece, a competition which could tell us a lot about how the supremely-talented youngster copes under intense pressure at the highest level.

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