Juventus have reportedly told Paul Pogba that he has the next 15-20 days to inform the club if he wishes to leave this summer.
The Bianconeri sealed a fifth consecutive Serie A title this year, and are putting plans in place to continue their domestic dominance as well as conquering Europe.
While they want to keep hold of all their star players this summer, La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that they want to know sooner rather than later if they will have to rebuild without any of them.
That includes Pogba, who has been linked with various clubs from around Europe over the last year, including Barcelona and Real Madrid, as noted by The Daily Mail.
However, the club that appears to be a real possibility is Chelsea given Antonio Conte’s arrival at Stamford Bridge this summer. According to The Express, the Blues are still monitoring Pogba’s situation and could make their move with the deadline fast approaching.
The deadline imposed by Juve makes perfect sense, as ultimately the club need to know which players they can rely on heading into next season or whether they have to ramp up their activity in the summer transfer market and replace them.
Pogba has been an influential figure for Massimiliano Allegri’s side again this season, scoring 10 goals and providing 16 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.
Having been given the responsibility of living up to the iconic No.10 jersey this year, it is clear that the Frenchman is a pivotal part of Juve’s future plans for years to come.
However, a move to Spain or England could be an appealing one for him given the financial benefits that come with it and the opportunity to play in what are widely regarded as the biggest leagues in world football.
Nevertheless, Pogba has the chance to build a legacy with Juve and continue to win silverware for many more years. Whether he would turn his back on that in favour of a reunion with Conte in London remains to be seen.