Wednesday 26 October 2016

Juve boss Allegri stands firm in Pogba transfer tussle: 'Man United is a step down'

Published 17/07/2016 | 14:34

All the talk in the transfer window is of Paul Pogba
All the talk in the transfer window is of Paul Pogba

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says he is confident of keeping Paul Pogba at the club despite Manchester United's interest in signing the £100million midfielder.

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Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford after his acrimonious departure to Juve four years ago.

Manchester United are ready to smash the world record to land the 23 year old - but Mourinho does not want the pursuit dragging out until the end of the window.

However, Pogba's current boss believes the Frenchman will want to win more silverware in Italy and will remain at Juventus next season.

“I am calm about the English rumours,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Anyone who has the opportunity to leave Juventus has to consider things very carefully, because right now Juve are 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.”

Pogba refused to rule out a transfer this summer when quizzed at an awards ceremony in the US earlier this week.

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