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Paul Pogba is going nowhere fast after signing new deal at Juventus

It’s bad news for those hoping to lure the Frenchman away from Turin.

The Frenchman is happy with the Old Lady
The Frenchman is happy with the Old Lady
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IN-DEMAND MIDFIELDER Paul Pogba has ended speculation over his immediate future by putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract at Juventus.

The French international, who left Manchester United for the Serie A club in 2012, has been heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League but will remain in Italy until at least 2019.

Pogba was thought to have been one of Chelsea’s primary targets during the summer but the Blues were unable to agree a fee with the Italian club. Manchester City and his erstwhile employers were also reported to have been monitoring his progress.

Giuseppe Marotta, the Juventus CEO, told the club’s shareholders at a meeting on Friday morning that Pogba was staying in Turin before the news was confirmed by the club on Twitter. His previous contract was set to end in 2016.

It’s been reported that Pogba, who didn’t see eye-to-eye with Sir Alex Ferguson during his time in England, will join Carlos Tevez as Juventus’ highest-paid player.

Since arriving in Italy, Pogba has become one of Europe’s hottest properties as he helped Juventus to a third straight league title last term. His eye-catching performances saw him named as the best young player in Europe last year, winning the prestigious Golden Boy award.

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