Allegri unfazed by potential departures

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is confident is his squad will be competitive as ever by the end of the transfer window.

France midfielder Paul Pogba is poised to rejoin English Premier League side Manchester United, but the Italian seems unfazed by his potential departure.

While the former AC Milan boss admitted Pogba was still a Juventus player, he also hinted that their high-profile summer signings were made to soften the blow of the loss of their midfield talisman.

"Right now he's still a Juventus player," he told reporters. "We don't know what will happen in the course of the next week, but we're confident.

"At the end of the transfer window we'll have a very strong team. Dani Alves, [Medhi] Benatia, [Miralem] Pjanic and [Marko] Pjaca have come in.

"When the window closes the team will be very strong," he added. "Pogba? At the moment he's a Juventus player, but as I say the transfer window is open and the club are vigilant.

"The fact is the club has bought four key players to improve the team in Pjanic, Dani Alves, Pjaca and Benatia.

"I'm sure on August 31 we'll have a competitive team in Italy and in Europe."