Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has appeared to rule out a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, dismissing recent speculation as "fantasy".
Italian champions Juve would have to pay up a huge sum to bring Pogba back to the Allianz Stadium this summer, however, and Marotta has suggested that a transfer simply will not materialise.
"Now we are in the most important phase of the transfer market, so as always, every day, they link Juventus with many players," he is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.
Asked specifically about Pogba, Marotta replied: "Fantasy football!"
Pogba played 178 times during his four seasons with Juventus, winning four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia crowns.