Juventus have ruled out a bid to re-sign Paul Pogba amid uncertainty over his future at Manchester United.
The France World Cup winner left Old Trafford for Turin in 2012 and managed 178 appearances in total for Juve during his four seasons with the club, winning the Scudetto in every campaign as well as two Coppa Italia crowns, before returning to United two years ago.
The 25-year-old has been tipped to depart United either in January or at the end of the season if Jose Mourinho remains in charge due to an apparent fall-out with the manager.
United are eighth in the Premier League table after a disappointing start to the season and they can be backed at 3.40 to claim a top-four finish.
Juventus have been linked with the midfielder in recent weeks but sporting director Fabio Paratici says the reports are wide of the mark.
“We love Paul Pogba, we’ve a fantastic relationship with him but we’ve never thought about his return at Juventus and we’re not going to think about it,” he said.
Pogba has also been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Catalan giants Barcelona and he could still exit United despite Juventus’ claim they are not in the running.
Manchester United come up against Mourinho’s former club Chelsea in their first match after the international break on October 20 and they are 4.75 to win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are 1.73 to take all three points and a draw is 3.80.