The French star has been frequently linked with a summer move to either Manchester United or Real Madrid, but Massimiliano Allegri remains confident of keeping him.
Despite a torrent of speculation linking him with a close season transfer away from Turin, Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted he is not worried about the potential departure of star man Paul Pogba.
The coveted 23-year-old is believed to be of particular interest to former club Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho on the market for a quality central midfielder, but a deal is yet to be reached to take him back to Old Trafford.
And while he did not totally dismiss the possibility of the gifted French international leaving the Serie A champions, Allegri has suggested that in spite of all the rumours, Pogba remains vital to his plans to challenge on all fronts this coming season.
“I am calm about the English rumours,” Allegri told reporters. “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.
So far this summer, Juventus have significantly strengthened their squad, with Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves and Medhi Benatia brought in to add strength in depth to Allegri’s side.
Such a statement of intent, the 48-year-old feels, could propel them to even bigger and better things, and also make key players like Pogba think again about their futures.
“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,” the tactician continued.
“We have grown in terms of appeal and awareness of our own capabilities,” the 48-year-old continued. “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 featured 48 times for Juventus in their fifth straight Serie A title win.
Source : gazzettaworld