Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that the club are in negotiations with Manchester United over the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba. The Reds Devils have been linked with a world record transfer for the Frenchman and Allegri insists that nothing has been decided thus far over the player's future.
Speaking ahead of their International Champions Cup friendly against Melbourne Victory, Allegri confirmed that there are ongoing discussions over the future of the player. But he insisted that the signing of Croatian winger Marko Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb does not have any implications over Pogba's transfer. The 23-year-old joined Juventus in 2012 from Old Trafford on a free transfer after he refused to sign a new contract, having not being afforded enough game time with the first eleven.
"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," Allegri said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
Pogba is currently on Holiday after being involved with the national team in France for the Euros where the home team travelled to the finals. Should he make the move from Turin, he will be United's fourth transfer of the summer, having already signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer and Eric Bailly from Villarreal. However, Mourinho refused to comment on the transfer and insisted that it would not be the end of the world if they fail to sign Pogba.
"We have space for a midfield player," he said, according to BBC Sport. "Everyone speaks about one but it would not be a surprise to me if it is not him, if it is another one. We went for profile and we have two more options in front of us and we are going to close one.
"My relationship with Mr Woodward is very good, it is very open. I give him options since day one, I try to be pragmatic to give him different options so he's not feeling the pressure that 'I need to get this player'."