Published On: Sat, Oct 19th, 2013

Juventus ready to offer star midfielder new contract

Pogba - JuventusJuventus are drawing up a lucrative contract to try and tie down 20-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba.

The former Manchester United has become one of Europe’s most sought after young talents since joining the Old Lady in 2012 and speculation of a move abroad was triggered when Juve president Andrea Agnelli admitted the club may not have the financial power to turn down a big money offer for the player.

According to Tuttosport, the Turin giants are ready to offer Pogba an increased salary of €2.5 million a year plus bonuses whilst the player’s agent Mino Riola is asking for €3m per annum without bonuses.

Pogba has his fair share of suitors with Chelsea, AS Monaco, Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid all reportedly eager to take the French international away from Turin.

As a result of this fierce competition for the player’s signature, Juve are keen to insert a large buy-out clause into the player’s contract so that a buying club will have to fork out a huge fee to obtain  Pogba’s services.

It is currently thought that the Juventus hierarchy value the 20-year-old at €50m and that is the figure of the buy-out clause likely to be included in the contract should Pogba renew with the Old Lady.

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Luca Gunby

- University of Leeds student on a year abroad in Verona. Family links to Liguria have left me with an admiration for Sampdoria. I have previously contributed for hereisthecity.com. Follow me on Twitter @Gunbyzono

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