Paul Pogba still close to Juventus deal after turning down AC Milan

Manchester United's 18 year old midfielder Paul Pogba is still looking likely to complete a deal to join Juventus according to La Gazzetta. 

There's been heavy interest and speculation in Italy surrounding the youngster and his agent is thought to have held talks with several of the top clubs.

AC Milan had wanted to sign him on a co-ownership deal with Genoa which would have seen him play for the smaller club initially with the chance to move to AC Milan once he'd got experience and, of course, if he'd proved he could play at the highest level.

Pogba and his agent turned down this option and Manchester United are still trying to convince him to stay at Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson saying Rio Ferdinand has been talking to the player and persuading him his future lies at Old Trafford. Pogba's contract expires this summer and the manager confirmed today that there has been no progress on contract talks. 

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I still don't understand this - I don't see why Pogba would want to leave, considering how highly he is rated at United. It's only a matter of time until he gets his chance, and Juventus is a step down. Sure, you could have said the same about Ravel Morrison, but he had his issues off the pitch. I don't see why Pogba wouldn't accept a deal by United.... Sounds like his agent is being difficult. I'd be annoyed if he was sold too, unless we got some serious cash for him which is unlikely given his inexperience.

If these little prats can't see what they have in front of them, let em bugger off. Does my head in the greed shown by so many young'uns these days. They'll be replaced and United will move forward.  Simples. :) 

my feelings exactly! apart from sometimes agents can manipulate/trick youngsters and pretty much force them into things if it suits the agent. Hopefully Pogba is a strong character and makes the right choice.

I'm happy for him to go now, which may sound harsh but I've had enough.

He keeps changing his agent, what's all that about?

The rumours leaked from his camp complain about wanting to play. Does he think he'll waltz into Juve's first team?

These stories are too frequent to not have solid sources. If the Italian papers just wanted sales then they'd pick on another player rather than a kid who doesn't get in United's first team.

It's about money.



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