Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri, has confirmed that his club are in talks with Manchester United over the transfer of Paul Pogba.
Pogba has been dominating the news headlines for over a month, with Jose Mourinho’s side closing in on a record-breaking deal for the young Frenchman. United have reportedly made a €120 million bid for their former midfielder, but Pogba’s agent rubbished reports that suggested a deal was in progress.
However, Massimiliano Allegri has now confirmed that Juventus are still in talks with Manchester United over a transfer for the 23-year-old. This was Allegri’s statement when questioned by the Australian press:
“Pogba is a Juventus player at the moment but we don’t know what is going to happen. The club are looking after negotiations.
“He is another quality addition so whatever happens with Pogba, we will be in good shape.”
Juventus have already completed the signings of Mira Pjanic and Marko Pjaca. The Italian Champions are also looking to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín after they receive money from the sale of Paul Pogba.
Manchester United’s manager confirmed that the Red Devils are looking to bring in a midfielder in order to help balance their squad. Jose spoke after his side’s 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund this Friday:
“We are completely convinced of our market. I said at the first press conference at Old Trafford our market has a fundamental part and that fundamental part is four players: one central defender, one midfielder, one striker and one creative player.
“When we finish that fundamental market we are balanced. Maybe today you don’t feel it but no Ibrahimović, no Fellaini, no Martial, no Schneiderlin, so lots of them that are not here yet.”
There is just over a month to go in this summer’s transfer window, with United having already secured the signatures of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. It is only a matter of time before this whole saga unfolds.