Barcelona and Juventus have agreed a deal that will send in-demand French midfielder Paul Pogba to the Nou Camp next summer... or have they?
According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sport, representatives from the two club met in Milan on Tuesday afternoon, coming to an agreement that Pogba will not move to La Liga until the summer of 2016.
However, a contradictory report later appeared in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claiming Juventus had rejected an €80million offer (see update below) for the midfielder.
Juventus unveiled their new kit for next season this week, with the midfielder featuring prominently in the marketing campaign (above).
The best and worst kits from around the World
The best and worst kits from around the World
1/43 Legia Warsaw away
This military green kit with a black sash is certainly eye-catching - although we can't decide if we love it or hate it. The badge, as ever, is a superb piece of minimalist design
2/43 Hamburg away
Looks like a bit of throw away training top. Not working
3/43 Inter Milan away
The sponsor (this will become a theme) ruins what is an extremely smart bit of kit
4/43 Zenit St Petersburg away
The light blue colour is nearly always a winner, but this kit launch stands out for the bonkers Imperial Russian background
5/43 Borussia Monchengladbach away
As if the shades of green weren't hideous enough, they've stuck a big yellow blob right in the middle of it
6/43 Leeds United home
You can rarely go wrong with white and blue trim. Just make sure to keep a sponsor off
7/43 Atletico Madrid away
Their red and white home shirt with blue shorts is as lovely as ever, but the sleek away shirt looks just as nice this year
8/43 Wolfsburg (away)
The home shirt (on the right) is decent without being brilliant, but it's the away kit that is an eyesore. Too many colours
9/43 AC Milan third
The shirt isn't anything too horrendous (it's the dark green) but these shorts are awful. Yellow and green has often been used in tandem, but there are too many shades of green here and a useless use of red
10/43 RC Lens away
Now here is how you use a bit of fluorescent colouring. The moody black and grey diagonal stripes get a flash of colour (plus no sponsor!!). Umbro onto a winner again
11/43 Bayern Munich away
Doesn't seem as if much effort has gone into this one; it's the kind of unmemorable effort that provokes neither love nor hate
12/43 Figueirense third
Not much to add beyond it being drop dead gorgeous
13/43 St Pauli home
St Pauli kits have become a bit of a cult collectors item in recent years, the chocolate brown kits always offering a unique choice. This mostly white kit isn't quite a classic, but has the rainbow stripes on the sleeves
14/43 Rayo Vallecano away
The stripes represent different social injustices and the club will donate money to charity for every shirt sold. Top effort
15/43 CD Guadalajara home
Another club to adopt the rainbow sash, the Spanish third division side will donate five per cent of sales to an anti-homophobia charity
16/43 V-Varen Nagasaki
It's modelled on a tuxedo to celebrate the J-League club's 10th anniversary. Who knows why
17/43 Everton home
Classic style by Umbro
18/43 West Ham
Umbro with another winner - the shirt was so popular that the website broke
19/43 Barcelona home
Barcelona have dropped the vertical stripes for the first time in the club's 115-year history
20/43 Barcelona third (rumoured)
This Nike template will be popping up quite frequently...
21/43 Juventus home
It's hard to go wrong with black and white stripes
22/43 Juventus away
Juve have had some classic pink kits over the years; this isn't one of them and has too much going on in the mid-section. Plain pink with a touch of red and black would have been plenty
23/43 Crystal Palace
We were delirious when Palace released their kit without a sponsor earlier this summer...
24/43 Crystal Palace home
... and then they went and stuck an online casino on the front. Which one of these two would you wear? Not a hard choice for us here
25/43 Fiorentina home
Old school French brand make a return to football with a classic kit for La Viola
26/43 Sturm Graz home
27/43 Sturm Graz away
Oh dear, oh dear.
28/43 Sturm Graz third
How did these ever get made???
29/43 Swansea City away
Swansea's home shirt is a classic white with gold trim; this is horrible
30/43 Arsenal home
Another top effort from Puma for the Gunners
31/43 Arsenal away (rumour)
However, this leaked away shirt is much less impressive. The colour scheme is right but it doesn't work
32/43 Troyes third kit
We're not sure what to make of this effort
33/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Great effort from Nike if this turns out to be the home kit - lovely white trim and a smart collar
34/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
What can't be seen on this image is the blue min graphic on the sleeves - undecided on this one at the moment
35/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Here's that gruesome template again...
36/43 Real Madrid away
Looks like something one might wear on the way home from the gym or to lounge around in
37/43 Nottingham Forest home
Wow, this is a real beauty from the Midlands club to celebrate the club's 150th anniversary
38/43 Kawasaki Frontale home
The Japanese club have released a smart limited addition kit in tribute to their new main stand
39/43 Evian home
The French club always produce interesting kits - for better or worse - with their pink, white and blue colour scheme. Undecided on this one
40/43 Roma away
You can't quite see it from this image, but look closely and there is a map of Rome embedded on this smart white shirt
41/43 Roma third (rumoured)
Unfortunately, Roma went for that template. Just horrible schemes that lack imagination
42/43 Southampton away
Green and blue is not exactly a classic colour combo and this one just doesn't work. At all
43/43 Porto away
AVERT YOUR EYES
Pogba has been tracked by numerous clubs this summer, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Previous reports have mooted a potential fee to be around £60million.
Juventus want to keep the midfielder for one more season given their success under Max Allegri last term, where they won a Serie A and Coppa Italia double and were beaten in the Champions League final by Luis Enrique's team.
Sport report that Aried Braida and Albert Soler, with a delegation from the Juventus formed by Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici in Milan.
However, with Barcelona presidential elections ongoing, with the vote on 18 July, the club's newly-elected President will have to close the deal with both Juventus and Pogba's agent.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus have rejected an €80m (£56.78m) for Pogba.
Beppe Marotta, who was present at the meeting, is quoted as saying: "Barcelona offered us €80m for Pogba but we don't want to sell him."Reuse content