Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has refused to comment on rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to the Italian champions.
The French midfielder is reportedly unhappy at Man United because of manager Jose Mourinho. The pair have seemingly had a frosty relationship for the last few months, and things have got even more heated than usual in the last week.
Pogba was removed as vice-captain of the club by Mourinho after comments made about United’s style of play at Old Trafford. It’s not the first time that the 25-year-old has made inflammatory comments to the press, having intermittently flirted with FC Barcelona during the summer, even after the English transfer window had closed.
Three clubs are lining up to take Pogba away from United if a move does become certain to happen, and Juventus are one of them. The Old Lady have won the last seven Serie A titles and have strengthened in the summer with the £100 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo as well as free transfers in Emre Can and Leoanrdo Bonucci. They could push for more as they look to finally get their hands back on the UEFA Champions League trophy.
Paratici, though, who has been behind their great record in the transfer market, refused to discuss Pogba.
“He is a Manchester United player,” Juventus’ transfer mastermind said.
“As long as he remains a Manchester United player, it’s best that I don’t talk about players at other clubs.”
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a return to Turin. If Pogba does go back to Juventus, it would be rare situation where a player would be have played for two clubs on two occasions each.
He left United for Juventus initially as a teenager in search of first team football and landed upon Juventus before re-joining United in 2016 for £89 million. Another move, this time in the opposite direction for the second time in a decade, would be amazing.