Juventus have rejected a sensational €80m bid from Barcelona for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to director general Giuseppe Marotta.
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Officials and directors from both clubs met in Milan on Wednesday, with the Spanish media reporting that the Italian giants had made a pact that the Frenchman wouldn’t be sold to another club this summer.
That in turn opens the door for the former Manchester United man to move to Spain next year, with Juve accepting their fate that he will eventually move on.
However, that transfer will not be happening any time soon as Marotta revealed that the Bianconeri had rejected a bid from their European rivals, and that they have no intention of letting him go for the time being.
“Yes, we received an offer of €80m,” Marotta revealed, as reported by Football Italia.
“But I can confirm that we will not sell Pogba.”
The 22-year-old has become a pivotal part of Juve’s recent success, forming part of a key three-man midfield alongside Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.
However, it appears as though the ‘Old Lady’ will need to do some rebuilding in the coming years, and suggestions that Barca are in pole position for his signature will leave Chelsea disappointed with rumours that Jose Mourinho had been keen on taking him back to England.