Talk Is ‘Futile’ Claims Nedved
Juventus have ruled out a move to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The France international left Juve in the summer of 2016 for a return to Old Trafford which he left for the Italian club four years earlier.
Pogba’s relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has suffered in recent weeks. The pair had a disagreement at United’s training ground allegedly over a posting Pogba made on Instagram during United’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Derby County.
Rumours are circulating over a possible exit and Juventus are one of the clubs being linked with Pogba should he be sold.
But speaking to Sky Italia before Juve’s Serie A victory over Empoli on Saturday the club’s vice-president Pavel Nedved suggested it was futile to speak about a move for Pogba in the January transfer window.
“Paul is one of the best players in the world – an excellent player but he is at Manchester United so there is no need to talk about it,” said Nedved.
“January is far away. We are attentive to the market and there is still time.”
Pogba is showing something like his best form at present. He got on the scoresheet in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton. It was his fifth goal in all competitions and his third in ten Premier League appearances. He has scored six goals for the side in each of his previous two seasons with the club.
United In Ramsey Link
Meanwhile, Manchester United will battle Chelsea for the signature of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey according to reports.
The 27-year-old looks set to quit the Emirates when his contract expires at the end of the season. Liverpool, Everton, Juventus and AC Milan have all been linked but the Daily Express adds United and Chelsea into the equation. La Liga side Valencia are also believed to be interested.
At present there have been no offers made to the Wales international. His offer of a new deal from Arsenal was withdrawn by the club earlier this season and he has been told he can leave on a free. Speculation claims he could be on his way out of the north London club as Arsenal seek to pick up a nominal fee. However, that looks unlikely.