Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that Paul Pogba is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club.
The France international only arrived in Turin on a free transfer from Manchester United in the summer of 2012 but has already established himself as one of the finest young midfielders in the world and, consequently, reportedly attracted the interest of Real Madrid.
However, Buffon is in no doubt that Pogba will extend his stay at Juventus Stadium, claiming the 20-year-old is all but certain to follow the lead of team-mate Arturo Vidal, who agreed a new deal with the Italian champions on Tuesday.
"Pogba? You will see soon that he will also renew [his contract]," the Bianconeri goalkeeper is quoted as saying by Tuttosport.
"If a player who has as many offers like Arturo decides to tie himself to Juventus for such a long time, it's a very clear signal and it means that there is an important and solid project here.
"There is a conviction among the most important players in the squad that in the future we can achieve the same great results as in recent years."