‘Pogba could stay put’ – Agent

While Manchester United are eager to acquire his services, Paul Pogba’s manager reckons he could stay at Juventus.

United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been in discussions with the Italian club over the 23-year-old midfielder, who has just returned from playing a starring role for France in Euro 2016.

Reports suggest United no longer face any competition for Pogba’s signature after Real Madrid pulled out of the running.

Perhaps in part because Madrid was the Frenchman’s preferred destination, his agent Mino Raiola – who also represents United’s recent signing Zlatan Ibrahiimovic – reckons Pogba could decide to stay on in Turin and even extend his contract, which runs until 2019.

“There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” Raiola told The Times.

“He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract.

“Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players.”

Pogba is no stranger to Old Trafford: former manager Sir Alex Ferguson allowed the player to leave for Juve on a free transfer back in 2012.

Raiola also said that several clubs could yet enter the picture, as there is no rush on Pogba’s part.

“Several big clubs are keen on his services and we have all the time to listen,” he added.

Pogba seems to be the final piece in the puzzle for new United boss Jose Mourinho, who spoke recently of four priority targets for the Red Devils in the summer.

Three of those targets – Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly – have already been secured, but the fourth could prove much trickier.