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Raiola: ‘Pogba 99% likely to stay at Juventus’

March 8, 2015

Paul Pogba’s agent believes he is 99% likely to stay at Juventus for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to Tuttosport, Mino Raiola discussed his clients future and the likelihood of a move in the summer.

“I don’t understand all this talk about Pogba. He renewed his contract, it took 8 months to agree a deal, & he’s very happy at Juve.” Raiola told the Italian daily.

“He doesn’t have to leave and Juve’s financial strength tells the truth; They don’t have to sell, they don’t need the money. Right now the situation at Juventus is ideal for Pogba. He will only leave if there’s a favorable situation for all, including Juve.”

“Offers? I can safely say that 7 clubs want him: Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City & Chelsea.

“All it takes to sell him is a whistle, but he hasn’t told me to find him another club. The chances of staying at Juventus? 99%

Raiola also discussed a  the future of some of his other clients, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“Mkhitaryan ? Juventus wanted him in January but Dortmund refused to sell. In June, maybe Juve moves again.

“Ibra’s heart is bianconero. A return to Juventus? It’s not impossible, but difficult, for economic reasons and because of his age.

Raiola turned his attention to the rumours surrounding PSG’s possible move for Pogba.

“PSG has the FFP problem: To buy they need to sell, but they are not planning on selling anyone.

“I don’t know if PSG will offer Juventus money and Cavani in exchange for Pogba, it’s hard for players who earn too much to come to Italy.

“Real wanted Pogba a year and a half ago but I didn’t like their attitude. Juve asked for €50m, Real said it was a ridiculous figure.”

When asked what he would do, were he in Juve’s place, Raiola had only one response.

“If Juve keep him for another year or two he’ll be worth more. Pogba is Basquiat.

“Paul is a serene person. Unlike Ibra, who I always feel like has a nuclear bomb in his hand.

“Juventus is the only real Italian club with a European reality & with a vision towards the future.”

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