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Paul Pogba's agent claims player is '99% certain to stay'

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When Mino Raiola wants to earn himself a lot of money by engineering a move for one of his players, he generally spends a lot of time taking to the media. On Sunday, he did just that, confirming that the player is likely to stay at Juventus, as the club don't need to sell:

'We made a pact with Juve: Paul doesn’t have to leave. I spoke to president Andrea Agnelli, directors Pavel Nedved, Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici, so they all agree. The club doesn’t need the money.'

'At this moment the situation at Juve is ideal for Pogba. We would only leave if a situation emerged that was favourable for all concerned.'

'He is wanted by seven clubs and that is certain, because they all told me so. The ones that can afford him are Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. If I just whistled, I’d sell Pogba tomorrow to PSG or City in a heartbeat. But Paul did not tell me to find him another club.'

'What are his chances of staying? As of today it’s 99 percent. Juve agree with our approach, which is that they will only sell if Paul asks to leave and there’s a suitable offer. Of course, it could become one per cent, it depends on the market.'

When run through Google Translate to sort out the agent speak, here's what we get:

'There isn't a chance in hell that Paul Pogba is staying at Juventus. Let the bidding commence. He won't be cheap.'

Sorry Juventus fans...when Mino Raiola starts making lots and lots of noise about his players, it's because that player is ready for a move and the very large paycheck that comes with it. Fortunately, you'll be compensated well when Pogba inevitably departs this coming summer.

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