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Pogba and Vidal could leave 'transitional' Serie A says Juventus chief

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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the club face losing star-midfielders Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal over the summer due to the Serie A becoming a 'transit league'.

Agnelli, who prevented the starts from leaving after the World Cup, has recently admitted in an interview that the Serie A is not good enough to keep hold of such blossoming stars, and he admits that they may lose their star-players as they look to play in more competitive leagues.

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Pogba and Vidal have become two crucial parts of Juve's first-team, but with their consistent performances come more and more interest.

Both the Frenchman and the Chilean have been scouted by Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, all whom have more financial power than Juventus.


Despite the strong interest in the duo, both decided to remain in Italy over the Summer, and Pogba even signed a new long-term deal, claiming that he is happy at Juve and doesn't have any plans to leave.

However, Agnelli knows that the reputation of Serie A is not strong enough to keep hold of such star players, and he admits that the club could face losing their two stars in the near-future.

He told ESPNFC: "Last year everybody was saying that Pogba and [Arturo] Vidal were ready to leave Juventus, but they didn't.

"Our goal is to keep on building our team and Pogba and Vidal are part of this process. This Juventus team is a crop of players that could easily be ranked in the top eight in Europe. Paul Pogba has established himself as a Juve mainstay since joining the club in 2012.


"A couple of years ago nobody knew who Pogba was, and now it's a drama if he leaves. Another young player, [18-year-old Frenchman Kingsley] Coman, made an excellent debut this year. Very soon we might hear the stadium chanting 'Don't sell Coman!' I hope so.

"What is true is that Serie A is a transit league. We are not a final destination anymore. The risk is for great players to come here, acquire status, and then leave to become top stars abroad."

It's believed Juve would want around £45million for Vidal, but would want more for Pogba due to his age and his new, recently signed contract.

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