Football: Manchester United target Pogba not a done deal - agent

France's Paul Pogba cools down during a match.
France's Paul Pogba cools down during a match.PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - No deal has been reached between Juventus and Manchester United concerning the touted transfer of French international Paul Pogba, the player's agent Mino Raiola insisted Friday (July 29).

"Journalist = parrots. No deal done between clubs," Raiola wrote on Twitter.

"It's a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse."

United have reportedly had an £86 million (S$152 million) offer turned down by the Italian champions as they try to lure Pogba back to Old Trafford four years after allowing him to leave on a free transfer.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho all but confirmed United were interested in signing the 23-year-old playmaker last week, stating: "You have smoke, you have fire. I am not going to try to make you naive and believe that we are not trying for one player."

Raiola responded on Twitter the following day: "There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla."