Juventus will have the final say on Paul Pogba's future as the midfielder continues to garner interest from the biggest sides in Europe. Mino Raiola has admitted that his client could leave the club as he wants to continue the progress he has made since arriving in Turin in 2012.
The Frenchman arrived in Italy from Manchester United on a free transfer, but the Serie A club were required to pay the Red Devils £800,000 in compensation for their part in developing Pogba. Four years and four Serie A titles later, interested clubs will now have to break the world record transfer fee Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale to land the France international.
According to Italian publication Gazzetta World, the Italian champions have slapped a €160m (£122m, $181m) price tag on the midfielder, who is contracted to Juventus until the summer of 2019. Real are said to be leading the race after the player's agent admitted that initial talks had begun with the Spanish capital club, but Jose Mourinho is also a big admirer of the midfielder and the Independent understands that the Portuguese has made Pogba a priority signing this summer.
Raiola has now opened the door for a bidding war after admitting that there are a number of clubs that interest the former United midfielder, including Chelsea and Barcelona among others. The 23-year-old Frenchman is currently with the national team at the ongoing European Championships and his future is likely to be decided following the conclusion of the tournament on 10 July.
"Will Pogba leave Juventus? Paul has to grow. He's at Juve now, so any transfer must be run past Juventus," Raiola said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
"I've said that he likes [Real Madrid manager Zinedine] Zidane, Real Madrid is fascinating as are Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, [Manchester] City, Chelsea and also Juve," Pogba's agent added.