Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has quashed any suggestions that he is in touch with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Serie A boss was in charge of Pogba at Juventus until August 2016 when the Frenchman returned to Man United for a then-world record fee of £89 million.
There have now been reports that Juventus are keen on bringing Pogba back to Turin as the 25-year-old has a frosty relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho.
With United and Juventus set to face off at Old Trafford on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League group stages, some thought Pogba and Allegri could be in touch.
The 51-year-old coach denied that, and seemed to be denying rumours linking a Pogba-return at the same time with his comments.
“Pogba? I don’t think I will hear from him since I won’t call him,” Allegri explained to Italian media.
“He is a United player and that’s all there is to it.”
Those final words appear to be Allegri’s attempt to quieten any stories linking Pogba to the Allianz Stadium. It won’t help much, as the rumours continue despite Juventus’ transfer chief Fabio Paratici saying there was no chance of the move.
CalcioMercato reported this week that Juventus have an “undeniable desire” to re-sign Pogba. The story will only continue to develop into a saga throughout the season, especially with the two fixtures between the sides coming up in the next couple of weeks.