Former Juventus ace Pavel Nedved says there is no truth in the rumours that Paul Pogba will be on the move in the summer.
The French international has garnered attention from some of Europe's biggest clubs thanks to his performances in Turin, but he put pen to paper on a long-term contract worth £90,000-per-week last season which has dampened the speculation somewhat.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid have been linked with a move in the past and Nedved has moved to dismiss the speculation surrounding Pogba.
"I keep hearing it's almost certain that Pogba will leave Juventus at the end of the season," he told Avvenire.
"Those words are premature, because he's still under contract. Paul is 21-years-old, and he has everything he needs to become an absolutely top class player. If later on he asks to leave, then we'll talk."
Pogba walked away from Manchester United for free in 2012 after becoming disillusioned with life at Old Trafford and has flourished since then. The 21-year-old has scooped the prestigious Goldenboy prize for the best youngster in Europe, while he's managed six goals from midfield this season having starred in the World Cup for France over the summer.
Despite his new deal and Nedved's comments there is still likely to be speculation over his future, especially after his agent Mino Raiola suggested that a transfer was possible in the summer.
He said: “Pogba, he has done it already. His future? He could join any team. If the right time comes this summer, then it will happen.
“If it is not the right time, he could stay for another year or two. He will beat the transfer record. If there is one Mona Lisa in the world, and she is for sale, it will be a record price.”
Pogba is undeniably one of the best young talents in the world right now. For all of the stature of Juventus, the current state of Serie A means a move is possible. The Turin club have spent just seven minutes behind this season - that's less than Bayern Munich - and the lack of competitiveness may just drive him out.
With that in mind, Manchester United and Chelsea could well pounce sooner rather than later.
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