No new information from Juve coach Allegri on Pogba's transfer saga
Speaking at a press conference ahead of his side's clash with Tottenham Hotspur in Australia and as quoted by Football Italia, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to talk about the future of Manchester United and Real Madrid target Paul Pogba.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a return to Old Trafford this summer, with fees reported to be over and above the £100 million mark. The latest report, from The Guardian, cites Juventus demanding upwards of €130 million for their star man, a figure that roughly equates to £108 million.
Such a price would smash the world record transfer fee for a player, surpassing Gareth Bale’s transfer to Real Madrid back in 2013.
France's Paul Pogba
Manchester United face competition for his signature from Real Madrid, who, having reportedly gone cold earlier this month - according to the Daily Star - have now revived their interest in the Frenchman.
Juventus manager Allegri has not disclosed any new information to the press about the future of the French international, as he prepares his side for their International Champions Cup clash with Tottenham in Melbourne.
Allegri refused to answer questions on Pogba’s transfer speculation, merely praising the work being done by the Turin club’s business side.
Allegri has remained silent on Pogba
“This is an argument I don't want to talk about,” he said when asked about Pogba.
“We're here to train and to get ready for the upcoming season. All I can say is that from Turin they're doing a fantastic job and a fantastic market.”
Juventus played Melbourne Victory earlier this week, drawing the game in normal time before losing it on penalties.
Spurs take on Juventus tomorrow in Melbourne
Allegri confirmed that new signings Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia would feature against Spurs in the game that will take place tomorrow.
Spurs, who are without their England internationals for their Australian trip, will also face Atletico Madrid in three days.