Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has commented on a potential return for Paul Pogba, while Tottenham have been told how much a Barcelona target will cost, according to Monday’s papers.
NEDVED MAKES PAUL POGBA ADMISSION
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has played down talk of a potential reunion with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The France midfielder has been unsettled at Old Trafford, as reports continue to suggest there is a rift between him and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
That news has alerted the Turin giants to the possibility of the 25-year-old returning to Serie A and teaming up with big-money summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Nedved insists that there is little point in discussing a return for Pogba while he is still in the red of United.
He told Sky Italia: “I think Pogba is one of the best players in the world, so it would be wonderful [if he came back], but he is at Manchester [United] and therefore talking about it is futile.
“We are alert in the transfer market, but January is a long way away.”
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