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Manchester United, City and Chelsea 'all want Paul Pogba'

ESPN staff
March 9, 2015
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Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are among seven clubs who want Paul Pogba, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

But the Italian claims Pogba, who he said would command a fee of £72 million, is "99 percent" certain to stay at Juventus again next season and feels the Serie A champions do not need to sell the 21-year-old.

Raiola said Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have all informed him that they are also keen to sign the 21-year-old France international. While expressing he could sell the midfielder to City or PSG "in a heartbeat", Raiola indicated his client has not expressed a desire to leave Italy.

"We made a pact with Juve: Paul doesn't have to leave," Raiola told Tuttosport. "I spoke to president Andrea Agnelli, directors Pavel Nedved, Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici, so they all agree. The club doesn't need the money.

"He is wanted by seven clubs and that is certain, because they all told me so. The ones that can afford him are Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

"If I just whistled, I'd sell Pogba tomorrow to PSG or City in a heartbeat. But Paul did not tell me to find him another club. As of today, it's 99 percent [certain Pogba will stay at Juventus].

"Juve agree with our approach, which is that they will only sell if Paul asks to leave and there's a suitable offer. Of course, it could become one percent, it depends on the market."

Pogba joined Juventus from United, for whom he never started a game in 2012, and has gone on to win the Scudetto twice in Turin.

He was named the best young player in last summer's World Cup and has scored eight goals so far this season, becoming one of the most coveted players on the planet.

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