Paul Pogba claims summer interest from Arsenal and Chelsea

Pogba claims Arsenal, Chelsea interest
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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reveals that Arsenal and Chelsea looked into signing him earlier this summer.

Paul Pogba has suggested that Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea showed an interest in his services this summer.

The French youth international eventually joined Juventus on a free transfer following his failure to agree a new contract with Manchester United.

However, the 19-year-old has claimed that he could have remained in English football had things have worked out differently.

"There was [interest] this summer with Chelsea and Arsenal, but it was less concrete," he told L'Equipe.

Despite opting to sign for a team that won the Serie A title last season, Pogba has set himself the target of forcing himself into the Juve starting lineup on a regular basis over the coming months.

"Impatient? Yes I am. When I want something, I'll do anything to get it. Today, I want to win a place in starting team of Juve and be one of the best players in the world," he added.

"I have not gone to Juve because I knew I was going to play in the starting team. I don't have any guarantees.

"The coach told me that there are a lot of games and he wanted a replacement for Pirlo and Vidal."

Pogba has been handed the number six shirt at the Juventus Stadium.

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