Juventus’ boss, Massimiliano Allegri, stated he is “calm about the English rumors,” and that Manchester United target, Paul Pogba, “belongs” to the Italian Club.
Paul Pogba has been linked with a record-breaking £100 million transfer to his former club, Manchester United. The rumor mills have been spinning for almost a month, and a final decision seems to be near in sight.
Zinedine Zidane was previously involved in the race for the Frenchman’s signature, but was scared off by the massive price tag placed on Pogba.
With Real Madrid out of the race, Jose Mourinho is looking to complete the transfer as quickly as possible – even if it takes a world-record fee.
But, Allegri has revealed that he is not worried about the 23-year-old’s future. He said in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport:
“I am calm about the English rumours.
“Anyone who has the opportunity to leave Juventus has to consider things very carefully because right now Juve is among the top four European clubs.
“This is not a selling club that just lets its players go. Pogba belongs to Juve and at the end of the day he too will want to win another Scudetto and hopefully the Champions League.
“We have grown in terms of appeal and awareness of our own capabilities. So far our market this summer has been eight out of 10, bringing in players of international pedigree like Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves, and Miralem Pjanic,” the Juve coach concluded.
Manchester United finished fifth in last season’s Premier League, meaning that the Red Devils will not have a chance to make an appearance in the upcoming UEFA Champions League competition.
Mourinho’s men will instead have to play in the UEFA Europa League, a trophy the Jose won during his previous job at Chelsea.
If Jose Mourinho were to sign the French International, then his side would certainly pose a serious threat to his competitors in the race for next season’s Barclays Premier League trophy.