Pogba is one of European football’s hottest properties, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid among the clubs reported to be interested in signing him this summer. It is thought a fee in excess of £70 million could be enough to capture his signature. He is also being monitored by Premier League duo, Manchester United and Liverpool. Manchester City are in the auction for the Juventus midfielder, but Barcelona are quite confident they can sign Pogba.
Pogba who joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2012 has received the Golden Boy award 2013, followed by the Bravo Award in 2014 as the awards for the best under-21 and under-23 players in Europe.
While Barcelona’s transfer advisor Ariedo Braida says it would “not be appropriate” to reveal whether his club is interested in 22-year-old player ahead of Barca-Juve meeting in the Champions League final on June 6.
Despite Barca being banned from signing any players until January 2016, some reports claim that the Catalan club have had a €80 million offer to get Pogba, which is rejected by Juve. While the Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola claimed in April he had received “over 2000 phone calls” regarding the player in 2015 alone.
Former-Milan executive Braida reportedly met with Juve’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta, fuelling further the speculation that Barca were interested in Pogba. However he made it clear to the public: “It does not seem appropriate to talk about that before the final.”
Both Juventus and Barcelona are on course for a Treble, in which Juve is going into the Champions League final in Berlin after having won Serie A and the Coppa Italia. While La Liga champions Barcelona will have the same opportunity should they win the Copa del Rey final match against Athletic Bilbao at Camp Bou on May 30.