Juventus have long been trying to reacquire the services on World Cup winning midfielder, Paul Pogba, since he joined Manchester United in 2016.
According to Italian news outlet, Calcio Mercato, the reigning Serie A champions are trying to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United by offering Adrien Rabiot in exchange.
Pogba, 27, rejoined United in 2016 in a deal worth a reported £94.5mil, according to Transfermarkt. It has since been widely reported that both Juventus and Pogba are keen on a reunion with United reluctant to let their French World Cup-winning midfielder depart.
In this latest ongoing transfer saga, it is reported that although Pogba’s situation at United is growing ‘increasingly complicated’, Juventus are ‘going to try’.
The Italian giants are believed to deem Rabiot surplus to requirements after the midfielder went on strike over salary demands, as per The Mirror.
However, the Serie A league leaders are reported to value their want-away midfielder at £30m and want to use him as part of a deal to tempt United into letting Pogba go.
It is believed that United are ‘relatively approving’ of the thought of having Rabiot add to their midfield options as they’re open to having ‘more dynamic players in midfield’.
Although, Rabiot’s £7m-a-year salary is thought to be a stumbling block for United who consider that sum to be ‘disproportionate’.
In short, the prospect of Rabiot and Pogba trading places is still some way off, but the noise coming out of Italy is that Juventus are trying alternative approaches to get their long-awaited man.