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The General Manager of Italian Seria A side Juventus Giuseppe Marotta has said his club might not necessarily sell French international Paul Pogba this summer amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

“Pogba is a young player with lots of promise but he is realising his potential,” said Marotta following the Old Lady’s 1-0 win over Genoa on Sunday.

“We want to win and we don’t necessarily have to sell our best players. It is clear that players of this quality attract interest from other clubs but we don’t seek buyers and there has been no contact.”

The now 22-year-old came up through Manchester United academy , but left the club on a free transfer in 2012 after a falling out with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and now despite a reported £60 million bid they may face trouble trying to get him back says Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft.

“It’s difficult because Pogba felt disrespected by Sir Alex Ferguson and he left,” he said writing in the Sunday Supplement.

“I think he needs to be persuaded. Chelsea are in for him as well as too are PSG, but United are trying to throw money and wages at him.”

Reports coming out of France last week suggested PSG had made a bid for Pogba, but were quickly denied by the club.