Juventus boss reacts to speculation associating with Paul Pogba

Juventus manager Max Allegri has dismissed the prospect of re-signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United at any time in the future. The Frenchman made the switch from the Bianconeri to Old Trafford three years ago and he has since experienced a mixed run of form with plenty of positive and negative moments in the United shirt.

Due to this, there had been the speculation that Pogba could seek a return to Turin after experiencing a tough time under ex-boss Jose Mourinho but nothing of that sort has happened to date. Speaking to reporters, Allegri described the speculation as pure ‘fantasy’ and suggested that the chances of Pogba returning to the Bianconeri remain minute if not impossible, he said: “Oh my… you [journalists] have such fantasies. I think that a return of Pogba to Juventus is very, very unlikely. I will not deceive myself, I think it will be really hard to see Pogba come back.”

Pogba had been deemed unsettled during the final weeks of Mourinho’s managerial stint with the Red Devils after finding himself regularly on the substitutes’ bench. However, with the dismissal of the Portuguese, his fortunes have changed under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he is currently on United’s top performers alongside Marcus Rashford over the past eight matches.

As such, there remains no reason for him to pursue a fresh challenge and reports have recently indicated that the midfielder is keen on signing a new long-term contract with the club. The Frenchman’s current deal is due to expire during the summer of 2021 but United have the luxury of a 12-month extension clause. Still, the midfielder wants a fresh bumper contract with wages on par with Alexis Sanchez, who is currently the club’s highest-earner. The 25-year-old has contributed five goals and four assists since Ole took charge last month.

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