Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri has warned star players Paul Pogba and Leonardo Bonucci about leaving the club this summer.
Both Pogba and Bonucci have attracted interest from the two Manchester clubs and Allegri has warned the two that they would be leaving one of Europe’s “top four clubs” should they decide to head for the Premier League.
“I am calm about the English rumours,” Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport – as quoted by Goal – when the speculation surrounding his players was put to him.
“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,” warned Allegri
“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.”
If Pogba and Bonucci remain in Turin, they will link-up with new signings Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves and Miralem Pjanic, players who Allegri believes will add more quality to an already talented squad.
“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.
“Dani Alves has experience and technique. With Stephan Lichtsteiner we’ll have an important push down the flanks,” the Juventus manager explained.
“Pjanic plays in front of the defence or as a trequartista. He can do everything because he knows football perfectly well and therefore has no problems playing in any zone of the pitch. He’s also only 26-years-old, so can improve even more.
“Is this the strongest Juventus squad I’ve had? Every team is different, but this one is very strong and I am fortunate to be training great champions.”