Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has revealed the club could eventually be unable to hold onto former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba if a big enough offer was to come in.
The Le Havre youth product left Old Trafford in 2012 after failing to negotiate a new contract and having grown disenchanted with Sir Alex Ferguson's reluctance to give him first team opportunities.
United's loss has been Juventus' gain after the Bianconeri signed the France international on a free transfer and immediately afforded him the starting opportunities he craved, making 38 appearances in all competitions last season.
Having become a first team regular even with the likes of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo battling for starting berths, Juventus are now prepared to offer Pogba an improved deal. But Agnelli admits the climate of Italian football could eventually see the club forced to sell the Frenchman.
"If I were to judge it from a footballers' point of view, Italy is no longer the final destination, but a transit destination," Agnelli said at the Leaders in Football conference.
"I am trying to think what will be of us in two or three years' time if we got a massive offer for one of the best talents we have to today, Pogba, the French 20-year-old.
"Would we be able to retain him? I don't know. I don't think at the moment we have the strength to retain such a player.
"Look at what happened to AC Milan. They had to give away Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to pay the cheques.
"At the end of the day you can be attractive, but you also need to have economic strength."
Although Pogba recently spoke of his desire to remain in Turin, the midfielder has often garnered interest from the Premier League. Arsenal were linked with an ambitious move for the France international for the summer, the second occasion the club would have enquired about his services after attempting to lure him to the Emirates when his contract at United expired.
"Were there other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind on only Juventus," Pogba said in a recent interview.
"At the time I heard of interest from Arsenal and Chelsea and in Italy AC Milan, but there is no one like Juve."