Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has been linked with a world-record move to Manchester UnitedGetty Images

Manchester United face competition from "several big clubs" to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Mino Raiola, the player's agent. The 23-year-old Frenchman is reported transfer target for new United boss Jose Mourinho, who is eager to make his fourth signing since moving to Old Trafford this summer.

Pogba left United to join Juventus in 2012, since when he has established himself as one of the most sought-after players in world football. The midfielder has been persistently linked to the likes of Real Madrid and United in recent weeks – and Raiola has confirmed "several big clubs are in pursuit of his services".

However, the agent said Pogba could easily shun their interest and instead sign a new contract with Juventus, where he has become a key player for the Italian club. "There is a lot of talk about Paul's future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus," Raiola said of the reported United transfer target, according to The Times.

"He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract. Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players."

Pogba has been strongly linked with a transfer to United worth around £100m ($129.7m) in recent days. But the Italian Italian champions have offered Pogba a new five-year deal which would increase his current salary to at least £130,000 per week.

Raiola, meanwhile, has already played a key role in United's summer transfer business. The Italian-born Dutch agent represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, both of whom have signed for United in July.