Date: 23rd March 2015 at 12:55am
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Juventus have revealed that they are not in a position where they will be forced to sell star midfielder and reported Chelsea target Paul Pogba this summer.

The Frenchman has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest properties in recent years as the Italian champions brace themselves for a flurry of big-money bids.

Manchester United and the Blues are heavily linked with £55 million summer moves, though Jose Mourinho recently hinted that he may shelve his interest due to the emergence of youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Despite the lofty figures in question, Juve CEO Giuseppe Marotta says that the club can afford the luxury of declining any lucrative advances for the 22-year-old.

“Pogba is a young player with lots of promise but he is realising his potential,” Marotta said after watching the Bianconeri beat Genoa without Pogba, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

“We want to win and we don’t necessarily have to sell our best players. It is clear that players of this quality attract interest from other clubs but we don’t seek buyers and there has been no contact.”