Paris Saint-Germain are keeping a close eye on Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to the Parc des Princes captain Thiago Silva.
The Juventus playmaker has been the Italian club's player of the season by a mile, and it seems that the PSG captain is not indifferent to the youngster's fine form.
Although the Brazilian will not have to deal with the surging runs and clever passes of the youngster when Brazil face France at the Stade de France on Thursday, he has spoken out about his club's intentions of landing Pogba's signature in the next transfer window.
Player in demand
Indeed, it would seem that Pogba being voted Young Player of the Tournament at last summer's World Cup has landed the Frenchman an additional batch of potential suitors. Not to mention that, before sustaining the hamstring injury that is set to keep him out of action for two months, Pogba had registered an impressive nine goals and four assists for the Turin outfit.
His remarkable run of form means that it's no wonder the talented Frenchman has been on the radar of a host of big-name clubs, most notably former club Manchester United and Premier League leaders Chelsea. However, it now seems that PSG are ramping up their interest in the midfielder as the summer transfer window looms.
"For France, for European football, he's a golden boy. His coach at Juventus [Massimiliano Allegri] says a lot of good things about him. He's a loss for the French. He's a player the whole of Europe is watching, notably PSG", the Brazilian defender told French newspaper Le Parisien.
Although Pogba signed a contract extension with Juve earlier this season which would, in theory, keep him in Turin until 2019, speculation has persisted regarding his future in Serie A. Bearing in mind the contract extension was signed following Juve club administrator Giuseppe Marotta's admission that the club had 'turned down several lucrative offers for Pogba in the summer.'
In fact, as reported by Goal.com, it would appear that PSG have already acted on the words of their club captain Thiago Silva after Bianconeri director Pavel Nedved revealed that the Parisian outfit had already tabled a lucrative offer for the star midfielder.
No Madrid move
One thing is certain, Pogba will not be heading to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, despite Carlo Ancelotti reportedly telling the player's agent that he believed the Frenchman is "among the best young players in the world".
Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has said the Juventus midfielder will not move to the La Liga side, claiming the Spanish giants "throw away" players. In the same interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, Raiola also revealed earlier this month that 'Ligue 1 is not too small for Paul Pogba.'
In the wake of increasingly persistent transfer talk regarding the midfielder, French radio RMC earlier claimed that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had recently met the France international in Monaco to discuss a potential move, although the report added that Barcelona and Real were also rivals for his signature.
It would also seem that a return to the Premier League, where Pogba spent a number of years as a youth player at Manchester United, has not been completely written off with Manchester Untied, Chelsea and Manchester City also keeping a close eye on any new developments.