Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep Arsenal target Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo also to stay
Gunners target Paul Pogba is staying in Italy according to Juve's general manager Guiseppe Marotta
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Juventus general manager Guiseppe Marotta has rejected talk of Paul Pogba leaving the Italian club for Arsenal and reaffirmed their commitment to keeping the French international.
The 20-year-old former Manchester United ace has been heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates in recent months after emerging as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.
With two years left to run on his contract with the Serie A champions, Juve hope to extend it even further to settle the transfer saga in their favour.
As well as Arsenal's interest, the Italians are wary of bids from Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid but Marotta is remaining calm.
He said: "Pogba is a very good football player and so the eyes of big clubs are on him, but we don't want to sell him. We will soon talk with his agent about his contract."
Marotta was also quizzed on the future of veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo, suggesting that a deal was a mere formality.
"Pirlo has a contract expiring in June, but the relationship between him and the club are excellent and very soon he will extend the agreement.
"We have a strong and functional group and we don't want to sell anyone," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"At this time there is no possibility of selling Pirlo and Pogba even if Pirlo will soon be out of contract."
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