Juventus boss predicts Paul Pogba stay

Juventus Paul Pogba

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri remains hopeful his club will be able to keep hold of Paul Pogba this summer.

Pogba has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United, who are spending heavily during the current transfer window following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager.

However, Allegri has indicated he sees a move to Old Trafford as a step back for Pogba and is hopeful the dynamic midfielder will decide to stay in Turin and battle for the Serie A and Champions League crowns with Juve, with United unable to offer Champions League football next season.

“I am calm about the English rumours,” Allegri told reporters in Italy. “Anyone who has the opportunity to leave Juventus has to consider things very carefully, because right now Juve are among the top four European clubs.

“This is not a selling club that just lets its players go. Pogba belongs to Juve and at the end of the day he too will want to win another Scudetto and hopefully the Champions League.

“We have grown in terms of appeal and awareness of our own capabilities.

So far our market this summer has been eight out of 10, bringing in players of international pedigree like Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves and Miralem Pjanic.”

Juve are 1.50 to win Serie A outright next season while Roma are 6.00 and Napoli are 7.00.

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