Allegri makes admission in United’s pursuit of Pogba

Juventus manager Max Allegri has admitted that the Italian club are locked in negotiations with Manchester United over the potential sale of Paul Pogba.

The France international is being touted with a return to his former club, with a world-record transfer fee set to be spent by the Red Devils.

Pogba was not given a chance to impress in the first-team by Sir Alex Ferguson and as a result left United in 2012 to join the Serie A giants on a free transfer.

Over four years in Turin the all-action midfielder has been transformed into one of the world’s best central midfielders and showcased his ability for France at the Euro 2016 championships this summer.

Allegri has remained slightly coy on the future of Juve’s prize asset but has admitted that negotiations are underway.

“Pogba is a Juventus player at the moment but we don’t know what is going to happen. The club are looking after negotiations,” the manager is quoted as saying by The Sun.

Juventus have wrapped up the £20 million purchase of Croatian star Marko Pjaca, who could well fill the void left by Pogba.

“He is another quality addition so whatever happens with Pogba, we will be in good shape,” Allegri said.