Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has let the Premierships big hitters know that star midfielder Paul Pogba is available this summer should a large offer be presented to the Serie a champions.
Despite having only just signed a new five-year deal with the Turin club in October the French international is being hotly tipped to leave this summer with Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain all being named as possible destinations.
And while talk of £70 million has been mentioned as a possible asking price by the 22-year-olds agent Mino Raiola, Marotta admits that the Italian giants will struggle to keep him if a bid of £44 million is made alerting other Premiership sides that thought they were out of the reckoning including Liverpool and Arsenal.
Meanwhile Manchester City looks as though they will be having a clear out this summer and could also become a player in any Pogba move.
‘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 said.
‘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.’