Wednesday, 29th January, 2014

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has sought to distance the German giants from speculation that they could launch a big-money bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman landed at Juventus in the summer of 2012 from Manchester United following the expiry of his contract at Old Trafford. And he has progressed to such an extent that some of the wealthiest clubs in the world have been linked with a bid.

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Bayern Munich are the latest, but Rummenigge has quashed any thoughts that Pogba could end up plying his trade at the Allianz Arena under Pep Guardiola.

Asked about speculated interest in Pogba, Rummenigge told SportBild: "Some agents have fun making jokes to try and raise prices."


Pogba has become an essential man in the Juventus team, but the Bianconeri have adopted a realistic approach about his potential departure.

Nevertheless, talks are ongoing with Pogba in an attempt to extend his current contract in Turin, which is due to expire in the summer of 2016.

The 20-year-old has appeared in 21 Serie A games for the Bianconeri so far this season, scoring on six occasions.

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