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Pogba will leave Juventus, says Raiola

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has reiterated that the Frenchman is destined to leave Juventus amid interest from clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

The France international, 21, recently signed a new deal with the Serie A champions until June 2019, but his representative has stressed that the much-coveted midfielder is unlikely to honour the agreement.

"His contract renewal was an easy decision. Not signing a new deal would have created a problem for Juventus and a weakness for Paul," Raiola told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I want the club that buys him to believe in him and be willing to pay for him. If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top. If it does not happen this year, it will be next year.

"Paul is at the same level economically as the other big stars and has a similar reputation, so he could stay for another year.

"But Paul is the only major star who is available at the end of the season. If you cannot take Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you can only go for Paul.

"If someone wants him, the market situation could see him go for more than €100 million (£74m)."

Raiola then went on to explain why Pogba picked Juventus over AC Milan when his contract with Manchester United expired in 2012, while also revealing that Inter opted against signing his client at the time.

"[Former Bianconeri boss] Antonio Conte deserves the credit for Paul's development. He needs someone who tells him to do his thing and give him some space.

"Do you know why I told him to sign for Juventus? Milan wanted to sign him together with Genoa and then send him there on loan. Inter then said they did not want to create a row with [ex-Manchester United boss] Alex Ferguson.

"With Juventus the deal was quite simple. They signed him, gave him the wages of a first-team player and did not send him out on loan."