Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Paul Pogba 'can leave' Juventus if he wants, reveals Giuseppe Marotta

The Italian club's general manager says the midfielder's future is in his own hands

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Manchester United and Chelsea have been given hope in their bids to sign Paul Pogba.

The Juventus player has become arguably the most sought after player among Europe's elite sides and has been consistently linked with a transfer.

The France international left Manchester United for Turin in 2012 amid accusations of disrespect from Sir Alex Ferguson after the youngster refused to sign a new contract at Old Trafford. Whilst Juventus want to hold on to the 22-year-old, the club's general manager Giuseppe Marotta admits there will be little this season's Champions League quarter-finalists can do if the player decides he wishes to move on.

"Pogba is the protagonist of his own destiny and if he decides to leave then we can't stop him,” he told Corriere della Sera.

"Pogba has not indicated a willingness to leave, though. The problem will come when the player is offered a contract that is two or three times what he already earns. We're talking in the tens of millions per year."

 

Pogba, whose current contract runs until 2019, has also been linked with Barcelona.

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