Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Turned Down Pogba, Say Barca

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Turned Down Pogba, Say Barca

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BARCELONA have claimed they turned down the chance to sign Paul Pogba this summer.

Albert Soler, director of sporting institutional relations at Barcelona, held a press conference with technical secretary Robert Fernandez to discuss the transfer window for Luis Enrique's side.

Asked about the United midfielder, Soler said Barca had something in place last summer but had moved on by the time the most recent transfer window opened.

"Last year we made an agreement with Juventus: if they would have wanted to sell Pogba, we would have had a priority on him," said Soler.

"That was the commitment we had but it didn't happen. Juventus did not want to sell the player last year and so we had to look for somebody else.

"Last year, the club was in the middle of an election. …

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