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Maurizio Sarri has left the door open for a Juventus return for Paul Pogba, by admitting his admiration of the Manchester United midfielder.

Pogba left Juventus for United in a then-world record £89.3 million move to Old Trafford in August 2016.

The 26-year-old has spoken publicly of his desire to seek a “new challenge” elsewhere this summer.

Juventus are keen to re-sign their former player, despite having already added Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Gianluigi Buffon to the club’s wage bill this summer.

Sarri refused to rule out a move for Pogba when asked about the player in Singapore on Saturday.

“I am not the technical director, so I do not know [if Pogba will come to Juventus].

“I like him very much, but I don’t know the situation.

“Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player, so I don’t want to talk about that,” the Italian said.