Sunday June 7 2015
Barca: 'Pogba is an objective'

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed Juventus star “Paul Pogba is one of our objectives.”

The patron was fresh from celebrating the Treble, completed on Saturday night by beating Juve 3-1 in Berlin.

“Pogba is a great player and it’s true he is one of our objectives,” Bartomeu told Telefoot.

“Obviously we are interested in Pogba, but I cannot say any more than that. We cannot sign anybody before January, so I can’t say more.”

Barcelona are subject to a transfer embargo after breaching FIFA rules on deals with players aged under 18.

The Blaugrana are finding a way around that, having this week secured Aleix Vidal from Sevilla for around €10m.

He won’t be available to play until January 2016.

Meanwhile, Juve have repeatedly made clear they have no intention of selling Pogba, who at 22 has a price-tag of €100m.

The Bianconeri have no financial problems and reaching the Champions League Final boosted their revenue this season by €100m.