Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta has laid his cards on the line and insisted Paul Pogba will sign a new deal in the next two weeks.
The in-demand star, who has been dragging his heels over signing a new contract, has been at the centre of fevered transfer speculation after being a revelation since joining the Serie A side.
The Frenchman has been tracked by many of Europe’s biggest clubs with Real Madrid, among others, preparing bids in the region of 60m to sign the star who has just helped Juventus to their third straight Scudetto.
The 21-year-old has repeatedly refused to discuss a new contract with the club until after the World Cup – putting his admirers on high alert. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has been accused of trying to persuade the player to leave Turin but recently held talks with Juve chiefs about a new deal. And Marotta remains adament that Pogba will sign a new deal in the summer. “We met with the player’s agents and expressed our desire to extend the contract. I hope that within 15 days, the situation can be resolved,” he told Calciomercatonews. com.