Juventus have been closely linked with re-signing Manchester United star Paul Pogba but have ruled out a move.
Pogba left Juve for Old Trafford in 2016 after winning four Serie A titles with the Italian giants.
Relations with United boss Jose Mourinho have grown increasingly strained leading to rumours that he could be on his way out but Juve director Fabio Paratici has made it clear that his club are definitely out of the race.
“We love Paul Pogba, we’ve a fantastic relationship with him but we’ve never thought about his return at Juventus and we’re not going to think about it,” the Italian club’s sporting director, Fabio Paratici, said.
Pogba had a public falling out with Mourinho and was told he would not captain the side again after criticising the head coaches tactics in the 1-1 draw against Wolves in September.
The France international played for Juventus before 2012 to 2016 before returning to United – where he was a youth player – for a then record fee.
The latest development will come as a boost to Emre Can who joined Juve from Liverpool over the summer.
Can would have probably been pushed down the pecking order behind Pogba had he returned to the club.
The midfielder of Turkish origin has one assist in 10 appearances for the Bianconeri in all competitions this season.