Jose Mourinho has refused to confirm or deny that Manchester United are closing in on the capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus.
Reports from across Europe have claimed the Old Trafford outfit are set to smash the transfer record by bringing Pogba back to Old Trafford in a deal worth in excess of £100million from Juventus.
Mourinho was asked about the deal on Thursday and he remained guarded on the speculation, but stressed he has confidence in executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s ability to land his top targets during current transfer window.
He told reporters: “I don’t confirm and I don’t deny. I cannot tell you.
“I don’t think it is correct to speak about players of other clubs. My directors did a fantastic work to do 75% of the job I ask them to do. I gave them a few options. We have just 25% to do until 31 August.
“We are in great conditions to have a great market. We are calm. We have three faces to fill the profile. I am confident Mr Woodward will get the player we need to get a good balance.”
Pogba, 23, left United for Juve in 2012 for a nominal fee after he decided not to agree a new deal at Old Trafford.