No Pogba deadline for United, but Juve confident

Date published: Sunday 17th July 2016 2:27

Paul Pogba

Manchester United have not been set a deadline to sign Paul Pogba, but Juventus remain confident of keeping the midfielder.

Reports emerged earlier this week that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, had told United to sign his client before the end of July or miss out on his services.

According to both the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mirror however, no such deadline is in place. The former do add that ‘all parties are thought to want to conclude the deal quickly and do not want to drag the saga out all summer,’ of course.

On Saturday, The Sun claimed that the deal for the midfielder to return to Old Trafford had been struck, and could even be announced as early as this weekend.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri remains confident that the 23-year-old will remain in Turin however, as the club push towards another Serie A title and a Champions League victory this coming season.

“I am calm about the English rumours,” he told Gazetta 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.”

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