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Massimiliano Allegri claims Paul Pogba will stay at Juventus because of the club's status

The 23-year-old has been strongly linked with Manchester United

Pogba and his signature celebration

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri has made a strong statement about Paul Pogba and the rumours surrounding the midfielder. Initially, Real Madrid were linked with the 23-year-old but in recent weeks his former club Manchester United have been mentioned several times in reports.

But Allegri believes Pogba will not leave a club with the size and status of the Italian giants. The player himself seems to be unsure of his future as he tries to decide between his ‘first family’ and his current one.

The Frenchman played an important part in France’s bid to win the Euros but sadly they fell at the final hurdle to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. Allegri has subtly taken a shot at United saying that Juventus are a much bigger club than the one he might join.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport he said, “Anyone who has the opportunity to leave Juventus has to consider things very carefully, because right now Juve are among the top four European clubs.”

“This is not a selling club that just lets its players go. Pogba belongs to Juve and at the end of the day he too will want to win another Scudetto and hopefully the Champions League.”

“We have grown in terms of appeal and awareness of our own capabilities. So far our market this summer has been eight out of 10, bringing in players of international pedigree like Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves and Miralem Pjanic.”

United might not offer Champions League football but the chance to work under Jose Mourinho and the fact that his wages would rise tremendously are factors the superstar ahs to consider before he makes his final decision.

It will come as a big blow for Juventus if they lose one of their biggest players. But signing Pogba will be a real statement by Mourinho to his competitors. They will certainly become title challengers with the Frenchman in their squad.

Pogba would cost United £100 million which is a little putting off of the club. Pogba joined Juve on a free from the Red Devils a few years ago and now to buy him back at that price will come with a little sting.

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