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Barcelona chief Soler: We had first option on Pogba, but...

Barcelona vice-president Albert Soler has revealed they had first refusal on former Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Soler confirmed Barca passed up their first option on Pogba - allowing Manchester United to break the world transfer record this summer.

"Last year we reached a deal with Juventus for us to have a priority option when they sold Pogba," he said.

"This summer we decided that there were players that suited us better on a sporting level.

"The idea of the board was that nobody would be able to get ahead of us in the market.

"It allowed us to have options."

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