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Sport Raiola: Italy like second home for Pogba

12:35  14 february  2020
12:35  14 february  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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Italy is like his second home or family, same for [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. Raiola intends to hold talks with United in the spring to ascertain their plans for a contract extension and may at that point notify the club of Pogba ’s intention to leave if any offer does not meet his expectations.

“ Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros," Raiola told reporters after While Raiola has once again sparked speculation about Pogba 's club future, the player himself will be determined to impress once he returns from injury with

Paul Pogba smiling for the camera: Paul Pogba has not started a match for Manchester United since September © Getty Paul Pogba has not started a match for Manchester United since September

Paul Pogba is focused on getting Manchester United back into the Champions League, but Italy is "like a second home" for the France midfielder, his agent Mino Raiola has told Sky Sports News.

Pogba has not started a match for United since September after an injury-blighted season and is currently recovering from ankle surgery as he bids to make himself available for selection for the first time since Boxing Day.

It has been a difficult season for both Pogba and United, who are six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of Monday's trip to Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports, having struggled for consistency in the league.

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Italy is like home for Paul. He’d like to come back to Juventus but we’ll see what will happen after the Euros. Pogba wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Man United if they’re in a difficult situation ”

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(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Pogba will only be content at the club, though, when they are challenging for major titles domestically and in Europe, says Raiola.

"Italy is like a second home for him, " Raiola told Sky Sports News.

"The question was is he happy. You can not be happy if you are not competing for the title or for the Champions League.

(Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

"The aim is for every top player to do that. For now he is concentrated on his recovery the next period is important for him and Man Utd to try to get into the Champions League then the European Championship and then we will see."

Raiola told Sky Sports News last month that Pogba's "heart" was with United and said he could see his client staying "but in a club that I hope fights for the league and hopefully the Champions League".

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“ Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but will see what will happen after the Euros," Raiola told reporters While Raiola has once again sparked speculation about Pogba 's club future, the player himself will be determined to impress once he returns from injury with Valencia

“ Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros," Raiola told reporters after While Raiola has once again sparked speculation about Pogba 's club future, the player himself will be determined to impress once he returns from injury with

In the summer, Pogba said it could be time for a "new challenge somewhere else", before Raiola confirmed that the midfielder wanted to leave United and that he was negotiating an exit for his client.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has maintained the stance that Pogba is not for sale throughout his tenure at Old Trafford.

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