Barcelona have ruled out a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba for now.
Barcelona left the door open for a swoop for Pogba when vice president Jordi Mestre claimed the Spanish giants were open to any “big opportunities” before their transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Barcelona director Ariedo Braida now claims they will not bid for the France midfielder this summer, although they do admire the World Cup winner.
“I don’t think we’re going to move for Pogba, but he’s a great player,” said Braida.
Barcelona will keep tabs on Pogba, who has endured an increasingly-difficult relationship with Jose Mourinho.
Pogba has refused to quell the uncertainty over his future and said: “There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”
Mourinho has tried to heal relations and hailed Pogba as a “monster” after United’s opening win over Leicester when he made the former Juventus star captain.