Juventus supremo claims his side may struggle to keep hold of prized asset.
Chelsea have long been linked with an interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and comments made by the Turin side’s CEO will certainly encourage the West London side to make an offer.
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The Metro reports on comments made by director general Giuseppe Marotta which certainly suggest the Serie A side could lose the French international this summer.
‘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.’
The Metro state that an offer over £44m may be hard for the Italian giants to turn down, though they do not explain why, as one imagines Pogba is worth a great deal more in today’s transfer market.
The Daily Mail believe Pogba is worth as much as £70m, a fee perhaps more in keeping with the player’s standing, and Chelsea are certainly one of a handful of clubs who are capable of forking out such a fee.
The 21 year old, who is currently out injured, helped Juventus to back to back Serie A titles in his first two campaigns in Italy and a prominent member of Didier Deschamps’ national team set-up.