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United on high alert as Juventus to sell Paul Pogba


Juventus' Paul Pogba

Juventus' Paul Pogba

Juventus' Paul Pogba

MANCHESTER United are among the English Premier League clubs on alert for French star Paul Pogba after Juventus admitted that they may decide to cash in on the player.

The 21-year-old, who was on the books at United from 2009-11 but has since made his mark in Italy with Juve, is in superb form with the Turin club this season.

And while Juve's president last week said that Pogba was not for sale, last night manager Massimo Allegri hinted that the club may be forced to sell the player, although Premier League clubs may be scared off by a reported fee of €70million.

"Everything has a value in life, unfortunately, and the outstanding players are hard to replace, but things always move on in football," Allegri has said.

"Of course, Pogba is only 21 and he's got the quality to get even better. For now, let's just enjoy having him. He is destined to become the best player in the world."

Real Madrid have of course been linked with Pogba amid reports that the Frenchman had been taking Spanish lessons.

But a move to England could also be on the cards, with Chelsea poised to rival any offer from Manchester United.

Pogba played just seven times in his spell at United before leaving for Juve and failed to start a game for the club but United scouts have been impressed with how the player has developed since leaving England, while Jose Mourinho is also a fan.