Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba placed under police protection

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba been placed under police protection.

Le Parisien says Pogba is under police protection following threats and blackmail attempts.

Pogba is now under protection in Turin. A member of his entourage has confirmed the news, the report claims.

The France international was a victim of alleged extortion attempts and has taken action against an organised gang, including his brother Mathias who is now under custody in France.

His brother and four others were charged and placed in custody on the weekend.