Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that he is still in contact with former Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala and other ex-colleagues from his time in Turin.
Juventus have been one of the clubs most heavily linked with Pogba in light of his expiring contract at Old Trafford, which could make him available as a free agent in the summer.
The Frenchman spent four years with the Italian giants from 2012 to 2016, sandwiched between his two spells in Manchester and it proved to be a defining period in his career.
He is also clearly still good friends with several of the players he played with during that time, although it doesn’t necessarily impact the decision he makes on his immediate future.
“I always speak to my former Juventus teammates, like Paulo [Dybala],” Pogba told Mediaset.
“I'm in Manchester, I've still got a contract there for a year and then we'll see. I want to finish well there in Manchester, then we'll see what happens.”
As things stand, Pogba could begin speaking with prospective new clubs overseas from 1 January when he enters the final six months of that deal.
90min has previously reported that he has been keen to keep his options open and not rule anything out for what will likely be the last big contract of his career – he turns 29 in February – whether that be staying at Old Trafford or moving on to somewhere else.
More recently, Pogba’s head has appeared to be drawn more towards staying. United added Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo to the squad during the summer and, although the new squad is yet to properly gel, it marks a big step forward for the club.
He may be keeping his options more open and leaving things vague when talking about his future in public – “We’ll see what happens” – but it was reported in France just this week that in private he is ‘not hiding’ his desire to sign a new contract with United. It is said he has told family members that he sees himself remaining a United player in the long-term.
Source : 90min