Ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Juventus on Wednesday, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to comment on rumours surrounding Paul Pogba’s potential return to the club.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been continuously linked with a move back to Italy following his poor relationship with Jose Mourinho and Manchester United’s poor start to the season.

Allegri resisted the temptation to fuel further speculation of a potential move for Pogba.

“Talking about Pogba is useless,” Allegri said when asked about a potential move for Pogba.

“Like all players who are not part of Juventus, I can not and I do not want to talk about players from other teams.

“Pogba is young and still has room for improvement, now he is a player of Manchester and unfortunately on Wednesday we have to meet him. If he does not come it would be better.”

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici recently quelled rumours linking Juventus with Pogba.

“We love him very much,” Paratici said of Pogba.

“We want him to do well since we are close to him but he isn’t a Juve player anymore. We’re connected to him, but we’ve never thought about it and we’re not going to think about it.”