Mourinho tight-lipped over Pogba rumours

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to confirm or deny recent reports suggesting that Paul Pogba's proposed transfer from Juventus is close to being agreed.

The Red Devils are said to be closing in on a big-money move for the France international, with the rumour mill awash with stories that United had already agreed a £92-million deal with the Old Lady on Wednesday evening.

However, Mourinho has no interest in shedding light on the situation, and the club's supporters will have to wait a bit longer to discover whether the transfer has been sealed.

"I don't confirm and I don't deny," Mourinho told reporters when asked about rumours surrounding the proposed transfer of the midfielder.

"I cannot tell. First of all because I don't think it's correct to speak about players from other clubs. He's a Juventus player, not a Manchester United player.

"The only thing I can say is that my board, my directors, did a fantastic job to do 75% of the job I asked them to do.

"I asked them for four profiles of players, I gave them a few options and they did for me 75% of the job and we just have 25% to do before 31 August.

"So we are in a great position to do what I consider will be a great market for us.

"We know the profile of the player we want, we have three faces who fit the profile.

"I am really confident Mr Woodward and the owners can get the profile of the player I think the squad needs."