Paul Pogba on the verge of signing Juventus contract

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Paul Pogba is set to disappoint Chelsea and Manchester United by signing new five-year contract with Juventus, reports The Daily Star.

The France midfielder has been subject to interest from both Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal this summer, but has decided to continue developing his promising career in Turin.

Bumper deal

Pogba will see his salary increase to £76,000-a-week, which over five-years will be worth almost £20 million to the player. It will keep him at the club until June 2019.

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It will also help bring an end to speculation regarding his future. At just 21, Pogba is considered one of the most promising footballers in the world and was recently named the best young player at the World Cup by Fifa.

Premier League interest

AS previously mentioned, the news will come as a blow to officials at both Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.

Mourinho was rumoured to be readying a £60 million bid to bring the star to west London earlier this summer but Financial Fair Play restrictions limited the Blues to Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, but a return to Old Trafford has always looked unlikely. Pogba famously left Manchester United on a free transfer after falling out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fans were buoyed by Pogba's admission that he still held a lot of love for the Red Devils but obviously it isn't enough to warrant a swift return just two years after departing.

Real Madrid bound?

It seems inevitable that Pogba will one day make the switch the Bernabeu to become a Real Madrid galactico. Florentino Perez has expressed an interest in the player and the Los Blancos president has never shied away from breaking his own transfer record.

Pogba could take the same route his countryman Zinedine Zidane by making a world record move from Juventus to Real Madrid. Pogba still has several years of progress to achieve before he can be considered valuable enough to break Gareth Bale's £86 million record, however.

Happy in Turin

New Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed earlier this week that both pogba and team-mate Arturo Vidal were happy at the club.

He said to reporters: "Vidal and Pogba are very happy to be here and I am very happy to coach them."

Meanwhile Pogba said he was keen to stay and work under the man who has replaced Antonio Conte.

Pogba himself recently confirmed his desire to play for Allegri after he replaced Antonio Conte as Juventus boss.

Pogba is quoted in the same report as saying: "The difference between Conte and Allegri? They are two of the greatest coaches, with both the feeling was good and pretty immediate.

"I am very happy to play for Juve, I am just focused on work at this moment. The future does not concern me, I live in the present."

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