Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has rubbished talks of the player reaching an agreement with Manchester United regarding a summer transfer.
Several sources have made claims concerning the Juventus midfielder over the past few days, with French publication L’Equipe reporting that the Serie A club had agreed in principle that the player could leave, while United had decided to match their €120m valuation.
Well, according to Pogba’s chief representative, no deal has been reached as yet. On Thursday morning, Raiola tweeted: “There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla.”
There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla.
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) July 21, 2016
New Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly warned Juventus that he will pursue other options if they continue to drag their heels over a deal for the 23-year-old.
“We know the profile of the player we want and we have three faces that fit that profile,” said Mourinho to the press in Shanghai.
“I’m really confident Mr Woodward [United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward] and the owners can get the profile of the player I think the squad needs.”
Mourinho’s other targets are said to be Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, who the Portuguese brought back to Stamford Bridge two seasons ago, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi, Pogba’s compatriot.
The United manager, however, did seem confident on securing an Old Trafford return for Pogba
“I don’t confirm and I don’t deny,” said Mourinho. “I cannot tell. First of all because I don’t think its correct to speak about players from other clubs. He’s a Juventus player not a Manchester United player.
“The only thing I can say is that my board, my directors, did a fantastic job to do 75 per cent of the job I asked them to do.
“I asked them for four profiles of players, I gave them a few options and they did for me 75 per cent of the job and we just have 25 per cent to do before August 31.
“So we are in a great positon to do what I consider will be a great market for us. So we are calm.”