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Juventus chief Arrivabene: We won't talk about Pogba without first speaking to Man Utd

Juventus chief Maurizio Arrivabene says they won't discuss signing Paul Pogba without first alerting Manchester United.

Juve met with agents for Pogba on Monday.

“Let's just make one thing clear," Arrivabene told Sky Italia.

“Pogba is a Manchester United player. We must show respect for him and his squad. Having said that, Pogba's agents are also the same who represent Kean and Luca Pellegrini, so it's only normal we should meet with them.

“The subject of today's meeting was not Pogba. If we wanted to talk to Pogba, we would first need to speak to Manchester United. It's a gentleman's agreement between the clubs."

On his season assessment, Arrivabene also stated: "Considering last season, with fourth place earned on the final day thanks to Napoli's draw elsewhere, and considering that this year our objective was Champions League qualification, we can say we achieved our target.

"If you don't win the Scudetto, of course there are regrets, because those trophies are there to be won, but we were also in the middle of a generational shift and naturally that reconstruction takes time.

"Winning is the only thing that matters, today or tomorrow. During a reconstruction phase, reaching the Champions League is a good thing."


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