Our hopes for the swift completion of Paul Pogba’s seemingly-imminent move from Juventus has been dashed by a tweet from his agent Mino Raiola. The Italian-born Dutchman — who also has Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in his stable — has confirmed that “there is no deal done,” and suggested that the reports that claimed on the contrary were nothing but mere “bla bla bla.”
There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla.— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) July 21, 2016
Obviously this doesn’t mean that the deal is dead, but it does seem to suggest that there’s still a bigger way to go than the likes of L’Equipe have been suggesting. Instead, it looks like the charade is going to drag on a little bit longer.
United boss José Mourinho was asked in a press conference earlier on Thursday whether Pogba’s arrival was imminent, though refused to be drawn: "I don’t confirm and I don’t deny. I cannot tell. First of all because I don’t think its correct to speak about players from other clubs. He’s a Juventus player not a Manchester United player,” United’s new boss told the assembled press.