Oct 4, 2013, 9:15 PM EST
After winning the league last season and jumping out to a strong start this year, it’s no surprise that The Old Lady want to lock down two of their main men in the middle of the field.
Juventus technical director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Arturo Vidal and young Paul Pogba have very nearly completed long-term deals to keep them at Juventus Stadium for the forseeable future.
With Vidal we are down to the final details and there are no problems” Marotta told Gianluca Di Marzio. “It’s the player himself, who despite offers from abroad, wanted to stay with us and we are extremely satisfied with what he has done. The same argument can be made for Pogba.”
It’s been expected for a few months that Vidal would sign a new deal. According to Tuttosport via Football Italia the fresh contract will extend Vidal’s stay at Juventus through 2018, adding two additional seasons to his current arrangement.
Vidal has 26 goals and 18 assists in 89 matches across all competitions for Juventus since his switch from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011.
As for Pogba, there is little information on a new deal for the 20-year-old other than Marotta’s words, but again this is good news for Juventus. Since Manchester United’s baffling decision to let him walk from Old Trafford, Pogba has blossomed in Serie A.
Much like Vidal, the French youngster’s current deal also expires at the end of 2016
Marotta also confirmed that, while talks are in the preliminary stages, the club is looking to extend the deals of Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio.
Mar 4, 2015, 7:50 AM EST
The Hammers are winless in their last five Premier League games and face a Chelsea side coming off their first trophy of the season.
Mar 3, 2015, 11:26 PM EST
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Mar 3, 2015, 10:05 PM EST
Montreal has ensured that Major League Soccer will have at least one semifinalist in this season’s CONCACAF Champions League after a year out of the final four,
Mar 3, 2015, 9:30 PM EST
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Mar 3, 2015, 8:40 PM EST
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Mar 3, 2015, 7:47 PM EST
Vancouver may be missing that huge, huge name but is solid top-to-bottom.
Mar 3, 2015, 7:00 PM EST
It could be a dark year in Commerce City, but don’t forget that this was a promising young team that floundered last year.
Mar 3, 2015, 6:47 PM EST
The brash Englishman is happy to call the win a turning point for his club, which moves out of the relegation zone for the time being.
Mar 3, 2015, 6:28 PM EST
Videos, recaps, analysis and more from the three PL games during Week 28 on Tuesday.
Mar 3, 2015, 5:53 PM EST
After a late win against Palace ended their goal drought, Saints remain in the top four hunt.
Mar 3, 2015, 5:52 PM EST
The pair of managers had to be separated on the touchline after Poyet angrily approached Bruce, who had been loudly criticizing a dive from Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell.
Mar 3, 2015, 5:17 PM EST
This should be the year TFC breaks its MLS playoffs’ duck. But nothing’s ever certain in Toronto.
Mar 3, 2015, 4:54 PM EST
Villa net late win after PK drama, move out of relegation zone.
Mar 3, 2015, 4:45 PM EST
Relief for Southampton, as Mane’s goal seals crucial win to keep top four hopes alive.
Mar 3, 2015, 4:42 PM EST
The Tigers stay a point ahead of Sunderland. Hull is in 15th place with 27 points.
Mar 3, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
Watch the second half of all three PL games on Tuesday, right here.
Mar 3, 2015, 3:29 PM EST
A referee in Cyprus has come clean, describing an incredibly deep-rooted problem of match-fixing in the country that makes us wonder how prevalent this problem really is.
Mar 3, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
The FA says the finding of “significant new information” has led them to extend the investigation.
Mar 3, 2015, 2:09 PM EST
A massive relegation six-pointer between these two north east rivals. Watch live online, here.
Mar 3, 2015, 2:00 PM EST
Can Villa get their first win under Sherwood in this huge Midlands derby? Watch live online, right here.
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