Paul Pogba is still determined to leave Manchester United and is the top summer transfer target for Juventus , according to reports from Italy.
Pogba has been long been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Juventus and Real Madrid having been touted as the most likely destinations for the midfielder.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last week made it clear he expects Pogba to stay at United, suggesting the club would trigger the option in the World Cup winner’s contract of an extra season – which would take him through to the summer of 2022.
There have also been suggestions that Pogba would now more open to the idea of remaining at the club thanks to their improved form and the opportunity of playing alongside exciting new signing Bruno Fernandes in midfield.
However, Calciomercato has reported that Pogba is still keen on a move – and his former club Juventus will make him their number one target for the summer transfer window.
The Italian media oulet claims Juventus are prepared to pay 100million euros (£90m) for Pogba, which would see United roughly break eve on the £89m they paid the Italian club to sign him in 2016.
Calciomercato suggests that extending the 27-year-old’s contract would simply be a ploy by United to gain a better negotiating hand for when the transfer window opens and bids start coming in for Pogba.
The publication reports that Madrid and Barcelona are also monitoring Pogba, and says Paris-Saint Germain may also be interested.