Earlier during the month, French press reported that Pogba was in talks to renew and prolong his contract with the Serie A champions Juventus. Reports claimed that club directors were ready to go over salary negotiations and give him a huge wage increase, putting him on a par with stars including Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo. It was expected that the French man would see his annual £2 million salary double with the new contract.
However, there is still no confirmation from either side concerning the new deal, which would keep him at the club until 2019. New reports now claim that Manchester City are ready to target the midfielder as the youngsters’ transfer fee is slashed from £60 million to £25 million. Everton’s Ross Barkley has recently been named as Pellegrini’s priority target for the midfield position but the City manager has been put off by his £50 million asking price.
The French midfielder has become one of the best midfielders in the world since he moved to Juventus and was awarded ‘Young Player of the Tournament’ for his performance during the 2014 World Cup.
Naturally, after this performance, he has become one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe with links to PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea during the summer transfer window. Chelsea still stands as the most likely next permanent club for the 21-year old, with odds at 6/4 to be used with bonus code from Bet365. Pogba’s current contract expires in the summer of 2016 but it was reported the club wanted to keep him for another 3 years.
The ‘best midfielder in the world,’ according to Italian head coach Prandelli, is receiving a relatively low salary at Juventus of just 23,000 a week. This is following the release of Serie A contract values where the top earner, Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi earns 100,000 a week