Paul Pogba to Barcelona: Juventus and Barca 'agree deal' for Manchester United and Man City target - who will not move until 2016

Contradictory reports in Spanish and Italian newspapers

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Barcelona and Juventus have agreed a deal that will send in-demand French midfielder Paul Pogba to the Nou Camp next summer... or have they?

According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sport, representatives from the two club met in Milan on Tuesday afternoon, coming to an agreement that Pogba will not move to La Liga until the summer of 2016.

However, a contradictory report later appeared in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claiming Juventus had rejected an €80million offer (see update below) for the midfielder.

Juventus unveiled their new kit for next season this week, with the midfielder featuring prominently in the marketing campaign (above).

Pogba has been tracked by numerous clubs this summer, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Previous reports have mooted a potential fee to be around £60million.

Juventus want to keep the midfielder for one more season given their success under Max Allegri last term, where they won a Serie A and Coppa Italia double and were beaten in the Champions League final by Luis Enrique's team.

Sport report that ​​Aried Braida and Albert Soler, with a delegation from the Juventus formed by Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici in Milan.

However, with Barcelona presidential elections ongoing, with the vote on 18 July, the club's newly-elected President will have to close the deal with both Juventus and Pogba's agent.


According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus have rejected an €80m (£56.78m) for Pogba.

Beppe Marotta, who was present at the meeting, is quoted as saying: "Barcelona offered us €80m for Pogba but we don't want to sell him."