Juventus will not look to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba next summer as they target “another type of player” in future transfer windows.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain with his contract expiring next summer, and the Old Lady had been tipped to pull off a repeat Bosman move for the player a decade on from last time.
Agent Mino Raiola said last week that “Turin stayed in [Pogba’s] heart”, adding: “The possibility of him coming back is there.”
Juventus do not appear to agree, though, as they turn their recruitment focus to younger players in the mould of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
“On the market we will look for players like Haaland before the final maturity,” said Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini.
“Any investment will go in the direction of a young profile. I plan to bet on another type of player.”
Pogba has enjoyed a hugely fruitful opening to the season, registering seven assists in five Premier League games, though struggled to make a mark on Sunday’s narrow 2-1 win over West Ham.