Paul Pogba confirms contract talks with Juventus

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Manchester United and Chelsea midfield target Paul Pogba has revealed he’s in talks with Juventus over signing a new contract.

The French international was linked with a move away from Serie ‘A’ in the summer transfer window, with a £60million price tag placed on the head of the talented youngster.

Contract talks

However, a return to the Premier League failed to materialise, and he looks set to commit his future to the club where he’s won consecutive domestic titles.

"We are in negotiations for a contract renewal with Juventus. I will soon have a meeting with the board of directors,” he told TF1.

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"I have the arrogance of a born winner.”

Pogba’s reputation began to grow at Manchester United after he joined in 2009, but he failed to gain a regular first team place under Sir Alex Ferguson and was allowed to leave in 2012.

Old Trafford return?

He departed Old Trafford on a free transfer, but after the former manager’s retirement he has been linked with a return to the former champions for a much more significant fee.

And, the Sunday Express reports that Louis van Gaal has shown strong interest in the player as he continues to re-shape his Manchester United side.

Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao have all arrived at the Red Devils this summer, but it now looks unlikely that the 21-year-old will be returning.

Chelsea interest

The contract negotiations will also be a blow to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who was credited with an interest last month when the £60million price-tag was revealed.

The same newspaper reported that the Blues were keeping tabs on the youngster in the transfer window, despite adding plenty of quality in midfield with the likes of Cesc Fabregas moving to Stamford Bridge.

Pogba would certainly give Chelsea even more quality after an already-impressive start to the season, but again their chances have taken a hit with the latest news coming out of Turin.

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