Man United & Chelsea clear to land £44m midfield superstar

Juventus’ director general, Giuseppe Marotta, has opened the door to a £44m deal for Paul Pogba by claiming that the Manchester United and Chelsea target may prove impossible to keep in Turin this summer, according to reports from The Metro.

The Frenchman left the Red Devils in 2012 on a free transfer as a youngster and has since flourished.

He’s claimed two Serie A titles with the Old Lady and has earned a regular spot in Les Bleus’ senior international side, and many regard the 21-year-old as the best emerging player in his position on the planet.

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Even though he only penned a new contract at Juve in October, United have been linked with staggering moves to bring him back to England, while Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are also keen.

And when talking about a potential £44m offer for Pogba, Marotta claimed that it may be very difficult for his side to keep hold of the starlet:

“Pogba is still master of his own destiny, and if he chooses to leave then it will be hard for the club to keep him,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“He’s given no sign that he wants to go away. The problem is when a player is offered a contract that can be two or three times higher than what he’s currently earning. We’re talking about a net €10m salary per season.”