Arsenal told Juventus will not listen to any offers for Paul Pogba

• 'Forget about Pogba,' says Juventus director general
• Rebuff adds to Arsenal's difficulties over transfer targets

Juventus have told Arsenal that they are not going to "listen to any offers" for their former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

"Forget about Pogba," the Turin club's director general, Beppe Marotta, told the Italian newspaper Tuttosport on Wednesday. "We do not have the slightest intention of listening to any offer which may arrive for our midfielder."

Arsenal have had a difficult summer with regard to transfers with several targets either staying at their club or declining a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool's Luis Suárez has been the most high-profile target but the club have also been linked to Lars Bender (who stayed at Bayer Leverkusen), Luiz Gustavo (who joined Wolfsburg from Bayern Munich) and Gonzalo Higuáin (who left Real Madrid for Napoli) while a £10m offer for Yohan Cabaye was turned down by Newcastle United.

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