Transfer news: Juventus insist Arsenal 'target' Paul Pogba will remain in Turin

The Gunners have been linked with a £20m move for the former Manchester United player

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Arsenal's interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been quashed after the Italian club insisted the youngster would not be sold.

Following a controversial move to Turin from Manchester United last summer, the 20-year-old has impressed - scoring five goals in 27 appearances since moving to Italy.

However, the French international's reputation for causing controversy has not dissipated with the move - an issue reflected when he was shown a red card for spitting during Juventus' title winning game last season.

That led to suggestions that Juventus could be willing to sell - and rumours that Arsenal were planning a £20m offer.

However, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta says there is no chance Pogba, who has three year remaining on his contract, will be allowed to leave.

"Forget about Pogba," he told Tuttosport. "We do not have the slightest intention of listening to any offer which may arrive for our midfielder."

Arsenal have already seen interest in Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo come to nothing in a hugely frustrating summer for the Gunners. The latest rumours link Arsene Wenger with a move for Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

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