Bartomeu makes Pogba admission

Josep Maria Bartomeu has refused to comment on speculation linking Barcelona with a late swoop for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

“I’m very happy, we’ve started the season with a trophy,” the President said after his club’s Supercopa victory over Sevilla on Sunday.

“It gives us joy and desire to continue competing, now in the League, which starts next week.

“Sevilla did well, they were fitter than us and could’ve won. I’m happy for the players and Valverde.

“We would’ve liked to play a two-legged tie, but the dates made it impossible. I think it was a good idea to play here in Tangier, where there are also many Catalans.

“The VAR was a success, we’ve always vouched for it. We leave here calmer because thanks to the VAR, everything is fairer.

“Pogba? I won’t speak of any names, we have respect for all clubs and there are 20 days left.

“We’ll see which players come out. We’re focused on the League, so it’s best to ask [Eric] Abidal, [Ramon] Planes or Pep Segura about players. There’s still time to do business.”

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