Juventus chief confirms club snubbed Pogba offers

Date published: Monday 19th October 2015 1:14

Paul Pogba: Stayed at Juventus over the summer

Paul Pogba: Stayed at Juventus over the summer

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club rejected ‘formal proposals’ for Chelsea and Manchester City target Paul Pogba this summer.

The former Manchester United midfielder, 22, was linked with a host of top clubs this summer with a fee of around £72million being banded about for the France star.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City were among those rumoured to be interested, while Real Madrid and Barcelona are also known admirers.

But in the end, Juventus rejected all offers for Pogba, who opted to stay for at least one more season with the beaten Champions League finalists.

“We received formal proposals from top clubs for Pogba, but we rejected them out of hand,” Marotta said.

“This season we put more responsibility on his shoulders, so he has many more games to improve.”

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