Allegri coy on Pogba future


Pogba, who is valued at a reported £80m, was an instrumental component of the Juve side that won a Serie A and Coppa Italia double this season and also reached the Champions League final.

A host of clubs around Europe, including Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain are thought to be interested in luring the former Manchester United star, who is under contract with Juve until 2019, away from Turin.

“A Pogba transfer? Obviously it would be a decision made by the club and not by the technical team,” Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport. “When you talk about certain figures, it’s difficult to say no.

“But if Paul remains in Turin, he should do it with the right mentality and without having any regrets.”

Meanwhile, Allegri insists Alvaro Morata is central to Juventus’ plans next season despite rumours linking him with a move back to Real Madrid.

The Spanish striker, who scored twice against his former club to help knock them out of the Champions League, left the Bernabeu in search of more playing time last summer and revealed himself to be one of the most dangerous strikers in European football.

Real sold the 22-year-old to the Italian giants last summer for 20m euros but have the option to buy him back for a set fee of 30m euros this summer.

“If we must sell him, I hope the club at least gets 70 to 80 million euros for him,” Allegri added. “This is Morata’s current value.

“I think we must focus on him and also on (Juventus forward Kingsley) Coman, another youngster with excellent skills, that needs a bit more time to reach his top level.”

Finally, Allegri is also uncertain on whether he will have Carlos Tevez in his team for the upcoming campaign.

The Argentine forward is under contract with Juve for another year but has been linked with a move to former team Boca Juniors, while Atletico Madrid are also keen to sign the 31-year-old during the summer transfer window.

“It’s Tevez’s choice,” Allegri said. “But those who will stay must know that the work we will do next season will be even more intense than what we have done this campaign.

“I don’t want players that stop and look at what we have achieved in the past.”

“This club has enjoyed four exceptional seasons and there’s no reason why we cannot repeat what we have done or even do better in the future, although it will be difficult.”