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Juventus manager admits Pogba has a price

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - Juventus v Bayern Munich - Juventus StadiumJuventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Paul Pogba has a price and that Juventus could be forced to consider an offer for the Frenchman, but only in case of a massive bid.

Pogba has scored 22 goals in 113 games for Juventus since joining the Serie A giants in the summer of 2012 but has since been linked with a return to Old Trafford, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid also interested.

So far Juventus have firmly denied they intend to part ways with the Frenchman but, over the last few weeks, rumours linking Pogba with a move from Serie A have grown louder. The Bianconeri are understandably reluctant to allow a player of Pogba calibre to leave, but they’re also aware that the fee they’re likely to receive for the 21-year-old could be reinvested on two or three top players.

“Everything in life has a price, unfortunately,” Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I don’t think it is a problem we need to consider right now. It is difficult to replace world class players, but it can be done, as football goes on.

“Having said that, Pogba is only 21-year-old, has a good 10-15 years ahead of him and more importantly has the qualities to do much better than he is now. To win games you need great players, otherwise there wouldn’t be players that clubs pay €100m for. As with every profession, there are levels.”

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, claimed that the Frenchman is worth more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and that only eight clubs in the world could afford him.

Asked whether Pogba would remain at Juventus after this season, Raiola replied: “He’s not going anywhere until the end of the season, after that we’ll have to wait and see. I can’t predict the future.”