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Paul Pogba’s agent labels speculation bullsh*t as Manchester United move thrown in doubt

Mino Raiola has insisted that reports he held a meeting with Manchester United on Tuesday over Paul Pogba are completely untrue.

Widespread speculation suggested that the agent was in England to try and conclude a deal, with United looking to finalise talks and secure the French international’s return to Old Trafford.

Pogba left the Premier League giants in 2012 on a free transfer, but is wanted by Jose Mourinho to form an important part of his new-look squad this season.

While the rumours certainly suggested that things were progressing well for United, Raiola has now dismissed claims he met with United officials and in turn has thrown doubt over where Pogba’s future stands.

“All of what you read is bullsh*t,” he told Goal.com. “That’s all there is.”

Raiola has already played an influential role in United’s summer transfer window, with clients Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both sealing moves to the red half of Manchester.

However, whether or not he makes it three in the space of a few months remains to be seen, as Pogba remains on his post-Euro 2016 holiday and will have a difficult decision to make when he returns.

Having developed into one of the leading midfielders in Europe during his time in Turin, leaving Juve would certainly be a risky move both on an individual and collective level.

The French international has won countless trophies since joining the Bianconeri, helping them to a fifth consecutive Serie A title last season.

Seemingly primed to go again domestically next year and with an assault on the Champions League high on their agenda, there is a strong argument for Pogba to remain. However, the appeal of a move back to England and the financial aspect of the deal could be enough to turn his head.

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