No agreement has been reached between Juventus and Manchester United over the transfer of Paul Pogba, according to the player’s agent, Mino Raiola.
Reports on Thursday suggested that a breakthrough in talks between the two clubs had been reached, meaning the midfielder was cleared to undergo a medical ahead of a world-record move back to Old Trafford.
But Raiola has hit out at “parrot” journalists and insisted that a deal has not yet been agreed with any other side.
“Journalist = parrots,” he wrote on Twitter. “No deal done between clubs.
“It’s a game between Italy press and UK press who [will] announce it first and who is worse.”
Pogba is reportedly set to cost United close to €120million, with Raiola to claim a fee of as much as €20m – a complication that is rumoured to have held up the protracted transfer.
Real Madrid have long been linked with a desire to sign the France international, but the Champions League holders are believed to have been put off by the record-breaking price tag.
Raiola posted a similar tweet last week to dispel talk that Pogba’s future had been secured, saying: “There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla.”