Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde admits he holds much admiration for ‘great player’ Paul Pogba but he would not comment on transfer speculation.
Reports have claimed the Manchester United star could be set for a sensational summer move to the Camp Nou, but such rumours have not been downplayed.
“Paul Pogba is obviously a great player, but we respect those who are at other clubs,” Valverde told reporters.
“I do not really have any comments to make on the rumours that are circulating around – they are just rumours.
“There are a lot of names that always get circulated around in the rumour mill – all of them are good players and we respect them themselves but we also respect the clubs they are currently at.”
Pogba starred in France’s triumphant World Cup campaign and is said to have a fractured relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho.