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Juventus chief hints at sale of Paul Pogba

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Pogba is a wanted man
Pogba is a wanted man

Juventus director Pavel Nedved has confirmed his club could overcome the loss of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain target Paul Pogba if he leaves the Turin club this summer.

Former United midfielder Pogba has emerged as a star since leaving Old Trafford in 2012, with his value soaring to an estimated £75m as some of the world's biggest spending clubs look to sign him this summer.

A return to United has been suggested as a possibility, while Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the Frenchman who may be tempted to return to his homeland if PSG offer the cash required to sign him.

Nedved has confirmed that Barcelona are also interested in Pogba, but the Spanish league leaders are under a transfer embargo after breaking FIFA rules and they may lose out in the race for one of the world's most wanted players. 

"We know that Barca and other big clubs want him, but Pogba has a contract with us," Nedved said in an interview to El Mundo Deportivo newspaper.

"We would lose a lot without him. He is a footballer with an enormous quality, but we cannot cry about it. We have a great roster that can overcome his loss."

Pogba's transfer is likely to be one of the biggest transfers of this summer, with his the scramble for the services of a player who has impressed for Juventus in the Champions League this season certain to send his price tag soaring.