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Marotta denies Real Madrid have bid for Pogba

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has denied media reports that Real Madrid have made an approach to sign their coveted midfielder Paul Pogba.

French magazine France Football recently claimed Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane had reportedly phoned Pogba to try to lure the 21-year-old to the Spanish giants this summer.

We don't believe there was any such call with Zidane, nor any interest from Real Madrid.

Would I exchange Pogba with (Real Madrid's) Gareth Bale?

They are two excellent players, but completely different.

We are fortunate to have Pogba, who is young and growing consistently, and we are happy to have him.

– Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta speaking to Sky Italia


Teams: Benfica v Juventus


TEAM NEWS: @SL_Benfica: Artur, Maxi, Luisão, Garay, Siqueira, A. Gomes, Pérez, Sulejmani, Markovi?, Rodrigo, Cardozo. #UEL


#Juventus starting XI: Buffon, Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah, Tevez, Vucinic #BenficaJuve

Benfica and Juventus missing key players


Benfica will miss Salvio, Gaitán and Fejsa due to injuries. The last two have a chance to play the second leg. Won't be risked tonight.


@PortuBall Vidal is also going to be missing. Big loss for Juventus.

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Juventus on brink of third Serie A title in a row

Juventus moved to the brink of a third successive Serie A title following a 1-0 win over Bologna on Saturday.

Paul Pogba's 64th-minute strike was enough to see off relegation-threatened Bologna and ensure Juve could claim the Scudetto in their next league game, away to Sassuolo on 28th April.

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