Juventus have conceded that they could lose star midfielder Paul Pogba if a sizeable offer was to be made for his services.
The Turin giants have already lost Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo this summer, and so have been keen to hold on to their Frenchman.
However, director general Beppe Marotta has now conceded that they may not have a choice in keeping Pogba if a rival offers him more money than they can budget for.
“Pogba’s future? In modern football the decision of the player is paramount, like with Tevez,” he said, as reported by Football Italia.
“It’s obvious that we would like to keep him until he stops playing, but we can’t afford to do anything crazy in terms of salaries and some clubs can guarantee twice what we can.”
Barcelona appeared to be best placed to sign the French international earlier this summer, although their €80m bid was rejected.
That alerted both Chelsea and Man City according to reports in the British media, and so another bidding war could be sparked next summer with Juve given time to find a suitable replacement.