Juventus are reporting not willing to spend over €100m this summer in their attempt to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a successful spell with the Serie A giants between 2012 and 2016 before he returned to Manchester United in a mega money transfer.
During his time in Italy, Pogba was recognised as one of the best midfielders in Europe before completing a return to United after leaving on a Bosman in 2012.
The Frenchman bagged 16 goals in 47 games last season, which for a midfielder is impressive, but Pogba hasn’t always managed to consistently perform at United.
However, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Juventus want to secure a return for Pogba this summer.
The report sepcifically states that the reigning Serie A champions will not offer more than €100m, while they will not be held to ransom by Pogna or his agent Mino Raiola over salary demands.
Pogba has been limited to just eight appearances so far this campaign due to an ankle injury and Raiola has been rather outspoken about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — and dropping hints about Pogba’s uncertain future.
Interestingly, The Guardian have previously reported that United want €100m for Pogba, so maybe there’s a chance the two clubs could find an agreement on the transfer fee at least.
It remains to be seen whether or not Solskjaer can convince Pogba to stay or not, but with the influence Bruno Fernandes had on the team in January, perhaps it’s time to move the France international on for the better of the team, using that money to invest in the rebuild.
Meanwhile, The Sun claim Pogba has been stepping up his bid to regain fitness by staying behind after United training to do personal 30-minute sessions with Michael Carrick.