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Juventus chief offers Man City hope in Pogba pursuit

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has provided a glimmer of hope for Manchester City and other clubs interested that Paul Pogba is not a certainty to remain with the Italian champions next season.

Where will Pogba be playing next season? Credit: PA

The Turin giants already turned down a reported 80million euros offer from Barcelona for Pogba last week.

Reports in England claim Manchester City have made a 100million euros bid to Juve for the French international midfielder, who is also a reported target of Paris St Germain and Barcelona.

When asked if Pogba was not on the market, Agnelli said to Turin sports newspaper Tuttosport: "In football everything is possible.

"I remember that some years ago we wanted to keep (Christian) Vieri at Juventus.

"The player was considered non-transferable but a few days later, Vieri was sold to Atletico Madrid.

"Hence, my players are non-transferable from September 1st."


Juventus close to completing Mandzukic deal

Juventus are set to complete the signing of striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid, with the Croatian currently in Turin to undergo a medical.

The two clubs have agreed a fee in the region of £20million for Mandzukic who looks set to replace the departing Carlos Tevez.

Mario Mandzukic is off to Italy. Credit: PA

A statement from Juventus read: "Mario Mandzukic is this morning undergoing a routine medical ahead of his proposed transfer to Juventus from Atletico Madrid.

"The 29-year-old forward will take his first tests at the city's Clinica Fornaca di Sessant, before completing the procedure at the Istituto di Medicina dello Sport medical centre."

Juventus midfielder Vidal avoids prison

Arturo Vidal could have suffered more severe punishment. Credit: Reuters

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has avoided jail, but has received a driving ban after crashing his car in Santiago.

The Chilean midfielder, who will need to sign on at the Chilean embassy in Milan, was found to have 1.2g of alcohol per litre of blood, which, under Chilean law, is categorised as a 'state of drunkenness' as opposed to 'under the influence of alcohol'.

Vidal crashed his car after a night out at a casino south of Santiago in Chile.

Juventus: Midfielder Pogba is not for sale

Juventus have reiterated that midfielder Paul Pogba is not for sale and the Frenchman is happy with the Italian champions.

Sporting director Giuseppe Moratta admits clubs have made enquiries about Pogba, but he will only be allowed to leave if he requests a transfer.

Paul Pogba is a target for a number of clubs. Credit: PA

"I reiterate we don't want to sell Pogba and he has said today that he doesn't want to leave," Moratta told Corriere dello Sport.

"Pogba is a player that has been requested by several clubs but we have not entered in any negotiation because we consider him strategic to our project.

"The player is not on the market and will only be put in the market if he says he wants to leave.

"If, in the future he wishes to leave, then we will have to look at all the options from a budget standpoint."


PSG leading chase for Juventus midfielder Pogba

Paris St Germain are leading the race to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito.

The French midfielder is expected to leave Juve this summer with top European clubs, including Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain reportedly keen to prise the 22-year-old away from Turin.

Paul Pogba could be on his way. Credit: PA

"Our people had a meeting with Pogba's entourage and it was made clear that he has an offer of 12million euro per season from PSG and he does not want to turn it down," Benedito said to the Spanish press. "And Juve will not sell him for less than 80million euros.

"I don't discard it (his signing) but it's not a case of Pogba yes or Pogba no.

"Considering those high demands, there are also other important players out there."

Juventus boss: Would be hard to reject big Pogba bids

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says the club would struggle to keep Paul Pogba if they receive an astronomical offer.

The French international has been linked with a move to the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City, with both clubs rumoured to be ready to make bids in the region of £80million.

Paul Pogba could be on his way. Credit: PA

"A Pogba transfer? Obviously it would be a decision made by the club and not by the technical team," Allegri said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "When you talk about certain figures, it's difficult to say no.

"But if Paul remains in Turin, he should do it with the right mentality and without having any regrets."

Tevez likely to leave Juventus this summer

Juventus forward Carlos Tevez is likely to leave the Italian giants this summer, according to the club's general director Giuseppe Marotta.

Tevez is under contract with Juve for another year but has been linked with former team Boca Juniors while Atletico Madrid are also keen to sign the Argentina international.

Carlos Tevez looks to be on his way. Credit: PA

When asked about Tevez's future, Marotta said to Sport Mediaset: "The possibility that he leaves is quite high but I'm not going to give a percentage.

"It's more likely that he will leave than (Juventus veteran midfielder Andrea) Pirlo.

"Tevez is a professional and we owe him a lot.

"But we cannot prolong Tevez's situation for much longer.

"We must reach a conclusion as soon as possible."

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