Juventus manager Max Allegri has rubbished reports linking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba with a return to the Serie A giants.
Pogba joined Juventus a free transfer as an 18-year-old after becoming disillusioned with a lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson.
After winning four successive Serie A titles with the Old Lady, Pogba was then sold back to United in a world record £89 million deal in the summer of 2016.
The 25-year-old France international has struggled to replicate the form he showed in Turin on a regular basis in Manchester and he has been heavily linked with a return to Juve in recent months – especially during Jose Mourinho’s last few months at Old Trafford, when the relationship between player and coach seemed to break down.
Allegri though isn’t wasting much time thinking about a Pogba return as he thinks there is very little chance of it actually happening.
“Oh my… you [journalists] have such fantasies,” Allegri said in quotes carried by Sky Sports.
“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 has however found a new lease of life over the last month and is currently playing his best football since his return to Old Trafford, which has coincided with Mourinho leaving United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking over as interim boss.