Clubs must offer attractive "project" if they want Paul Pogba, says agent

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Speculation surrounding Paul Pogba's future is unrelenting.

Reports continue to contradict each other, with some suggesting the France midfielder wants a return to Manchester United while others claim he will remain at Juventus.

It would seem only Pogba knows what he wants, so until he finally breaks his silence, it's a guessing game.


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However, one man who can shed some genuine light on the 23-year-old's future is agent Mino Raiola.

According to the Mirror, the Italian-born Dutchman has revealed what United - or any other suitor for that matter - must do to have any hope of securing his client's signature.

He said: "Last year, when the bid came in, I really wanted him to go to Chelsea. It didn't happen but this year we will see.

"Juve do not want to sell him and there is a chance for us to talk about a new contract. He feels no need to leave.

"But if you come with a project that will make Paul want to leave, we'll talk with the club."

So that might be that, then. If United want to re-sign a player they sold for £700,000 four years ago, they must offer a compelling incentive i.e. Premier League success or, at the very least, Champions League qualification.

Indeed, any return to Old Trafford might not hinge on money. Pogba will demand high wages, but silverware is ultimately what he desires.

Can United offer the midfielder guaranteed success? Possibly, but not definitely.

For France legend Marcel Desailly, though, his young compatriot would be better off staying at the Juventus Stadium next term.

He told The Sun: "Who is going to give him more than what he has at the moment?

"They have given him a new contract, he is winning everything at Juventus, there’s no real pressure.

"Money? He has a couple of million, he has secured his life with the contract that he has. It’s not like it’s an emergency for him where he has to move. He has time."

Desailly also insisted the stereotype associated with Italian football is misleading.

"Italy is fine," he continued. "From the outside it doesn’t seem as though it is very attractive but once you are used to being there, playing there - they have a nice stadium a great organisation.

"You have seen already that last season he rejected a lot of offers because he is fine at Juventus.

"I am sure he is going to stay another year."

So come on, Paul, put us out of our misery and reveal what the future holds already.

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