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Juventus salary cap rules out Pogba move

There is better news on the transfer front for Manchester United, with the chances of Paul Pogba remaining at the club receiving a significant boost.

That is because Juventus, who have been heavily linked with a move for the French World Cup winner, have become the first club in Italy to announce a salary cap, in response to the financial pressures exerted on them by the coronavirus pandemic.

From next season, new contracts will be awarded to players at a maximum level of €173,000 (£151,000) a week, though it will not affect current deals at the club, such as the £522,000 Cristiano Ronaldo earns weekly.

However, with Pogba earning close to £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, he will not be prepared to accept a 50% pay cut to return to Turin.

And, with few other clubs in the world able to match those wages in the current climate, it looks increasingly likely that Pogba will be staying at United.

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