Paul Pogba's agent refuses to rule out huge summer transfer

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is going nowhere before the January transfer window closes, but this summer could well be a very different story.

That is according to his agent Mino Raiola, who claims that the French midfield maestro is completely committed to helping Juve for the rest of this season at least after signing a new five-year contract in October.

Pogba is the dream transfer target of practically every top club on the continent though including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid, which Raiola has conceded means he can't rule out a much-rumoured blockbuster move materialising later in 2015.

Raiola sets out Pogba stance

Raiola told Sky Sports: 'He will stay here this window in Italy and after that it's also up to Juventus and up to himself to see what are the possibilities and what are the things to do.

'I have been in football long enough to say that I cannot foresee the future. Today Paul Pogba is the most expensive player if he would be on the market – that's the risk, that's normal; there are only a few clubs that can afford him.

Eight clubs in the race

One of the world's most prominent agents also has Mario Balotelli on his books and is well placed to predict just how intense the race to sign French football's brightest prospect in a decade will become, but believes only eight clubs on the planet could afford to sign his client.

Raiola said: 'Let's say that I am aware of the interest that there is around Paul, obviously, and without naming them, everybody that knows a little bit about football knows that there are only eight clubs that can afford him.

'That's the eight clubs that will get into the scramble or the battle to have him.'

The Daily Mail believes United, Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal are joined by Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in terms of financially feasible destinations for the 21-year-old, who left United for nothing in 2012.

Pogba will surely be monitored by the lot until the time comes where Juve finally decide to cash in on their outrageously-talented youngster, but certainly won't be in January and it promises to be a case of good things come to those who wait for whoever ends up completing the most sought-after deal in world football.

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