Paratici downplays Pogba swoop
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici claims the Serie A champions have no intention of bringing Paul Pogba back to the club in January.
The France World Cup winner, who is currently out injured, has been linked with a move away from Manchester United next month following a whole summer of speculation.
Pogba enjoyed a successful spell in Turin with the Old Lady and has been connected with a return to the club, while La Liga giants Real Madrid have also been linked.
Paratici has talked up the strength Juve have in the heart of their midfield, with the likes of Emre Can and the currently-injured Sami Khedira already at the club.
The Juve chief anticipates no move for Pogba and feels the players already working under manager Maurizio Sarri are already doing a good job.
“As I have already said several times, we have a very competitive and complete squad,” he told Calciomercato.
“We have Emre Can and we have [Sami] Khedira who will come back, so we have no intention of operating on the market.”
Juventus finished six points clear at the top of their Champions League group on Wednesday night after a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 75th minute before Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain wrapped up the three points with a second.
Juve are next in Serie A action on Sunday when they host Udinese, before awaiting at the Champions League last-16 draw on Monday.
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