Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has said that Juventus love Paul Pogba but are looking at other targets right now.
“They are two great players,” Paratici told a news conference held for Maurizio Sarri’s official presentation as Juve coach.
“Pogba is a Manchester United player. We love him, we made him grow up but he is a Manchester United player.
“We are making an attempt for Rabiot, as with all the players we have in mind. We discussed them with Sarri and soon we will take a decision.”
Pogba has been strongly tipped with a move back to Turin but his price tag and wage bill might prove to be too much for the club who already have a host of big names. Paratici also praised Sarri, the new Juve boss.
“His style of play was not crucial in our reason to change our coach. We have chosen Maurizio because we believe he’s the best coach for Juve in this moment – as, five years ago, was Allegri and, eight years ago, was [Antonio] Conte,” he added.
“These are different types of coaches with different characteristics – they could even be opposites, working with very different styles.
“He has demonstrated his great skills in Italy and the Premier League and at European level as well. We believe he’s the best option for Juve.”