Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has opened the door for every interested club in Europe to bid for his client, while indicating that only an offer of around the €100m (£71.7m, $110m) mark will tempt the Serie A champions to part with their prized possession. The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, Chelsea and a return to Manchester United during the previous summer transfer window.
The French international midfielder is most likely to leave Turin this summer, with the La Liga being touted as a potential destination. Raiola, however, believes it will ultimately be the player's decision based on where he will be most comfortable. The agent's words will set in motion what could be the biggest transfer bidding war in recent times. Apart from the English and Spanish clubs, Raiola is confident that Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain can also afford to match Juventus' valuation for the player.
"We'll see what Barça's project is, and what Paul's project is. All doors are open to all clubs. For now, the young man decided last summer to stay for a minimum of one year at Juventus. We should always respect the will of a player when he chooses with his heart," Raiola said, as quoted by the Guardian.
"We can't give figures, but last year Juventus said no to offers of €85m. One hundred million euros? Juve have always said that's the sum they want. It's a way of saying he's one of the best players on the planet. When he left Manchester [United] for Juve he chose with his heart, and it will be the same with his next club."
"There are others who can afford him. Bayern Munich can afford him, Paris Saint-Germain can afford him ..." the Frenchman's representative added, when asked about other clubs from Europe being able to afford his client.