Juventus respond to Pogba reports

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Pogba played for the Turin side from 2012 to 2016 before joining United for a then-world record fee of £89m.

However, his return to Old Trafford has been subject to intense scrutiny while reports in English media claim his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has reached a breaking point.

Despite the current upheaval of the 2018 World Cup winner at the Premier League giants, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has poured cold water over a sensational transfer.

"We love him very much," Paratici said, as quoted by Sky Sports News. "We want him to do well since we are close to him but he isn't a Juve player anymore.

"We're connected to him, but we've never thought about it and we're not going to think about it."

Paratici also went on to stress Juventus' support for Cristiano Ronaldo, following the recent rape allegations, which the 33-year-old has firmly denied.

"Cristiano is a very simple person and an excellent professional, he has all our support."

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