Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the club is yet to receive a bid from Manchester United for star midfielder Paul Pogba.
Reports in some sections of the media claims that the Red Devils are preparing a world record €100m swoop for the France international to return to Old Trafford after leaving on a free transfer back in 2012 under former manager Alex Ferguson having made just three league appearances.
Marotta was asked by Sportitalia if a move to the premier league is imminent for Paul Pogba and he simply said there had been “no contact” with the Red Devils.
Former France international Emmanuel Petit has come out to blast the reported bid from Manchester United saying it’s an absolute waste of money.
‘They say £100m…..it is a waste of money for me,’ Petit told Yahoo Sport. ‘Pogba has a great future, but this move is too early for him.
‘I don’t like the situation around him all the time. We are making him out to be a big star, but he is not a big star to me.
‘He hasn’t reached the level of the Champions League yet or the level with the national team. I am pretty sure he can do it, but this is too early for him.’
‘People talk about him all the time in the press, but I haven’t seen it yet. For the moment, I am not really convinced,’ added Petit.
‘If Real Madrid wanted this player, they would put the money on the table, but they don’t want to fight with Man United for Pogba. There is a reason for that.’
Manchester United have already done business with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, having signed another of his clients, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund.