Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has commented on the transfer speculation surrounding teammate Paul Pogba, insisting he doesn’t have to ‘advise’ the 23-year-old over his future.
Pogba has been strongly linked with a move back to Manchester United, with many sources – including France’s main sports media outlet, L’Equipe – confirming a world record £100m deal has been agreed.
Dybala, who has been linked with Man United himself, claimed he doesn’t need to provide any advice to Pogba over his next destination.
“I don’t have to advise Paul,” Dybala told Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
“I’m the last person who could do that. He’s an incredibly strong player and he alone must decide what he wants to do.
“It’s a matter that the club is taking care of. I can only say that I took and still take enormous pleasure in playing by his side. And there’s certainly no-one at Juventus who wants him to leave.”
The Argentinian’s slightly coarse tone and apparent inability to influence Pogba’s thinking, alongside his admission that nobody in the Juventus side wants him to leave, is perhaps demonstrative of the Frenchman’s mind being made up already.
Indeed, the noise surrounding Pogba has only amplified over the past few days, with a growing number of sources confirming the 23-year-old has made his decision. Those within the United set-up – including Jose Mourinho – have also become growingly confident about seeing him in a red shirt for next season.