Juventus are working on ways to negotiate a deal to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports.
ESPN claims Pogba has made it clear that he wants out of Old Trafford, with Juventus keen on signing a player they sold for a record transfer fee in 2016.
Back then Pogba was considered one of the best young midfielders in the game and he has since gone on to win a World Cup, but his form for United has been below par for the best part of four years.
He was better last night against Sheffield United, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quick to defend him after the game despite the fact his agent, Mino Raiola, has done everything he can to create a toxic relationship with the club.
As part of the report, ESPN add that there is doubt at Juventus as to whether they can afford Pogba, who you’d imagine is not going to be worth the money United paid for him in 2016. It’s also suggested the Serie A champions will offer both Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi in hope of reaching some form of agreement with the Premier League giants.
Dybala is no stranger to the Manchester United gossip columns. He’s been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, but has always seemed keen to stay put in Turin. Although he wouldn’t be the worst replacement for Pogba, I look at the fact Donny van de Beek is not playing week in week out, and how we need a better defensive midfielder.
The playmaker, who can also play in a false nine, is 27 and could be coming to the peak of his career. It wouldn’t be a bad time for any side to sign the Argentine.
Back in June, the Daily Mail cited a report from Tuttosport on United approaching Juve about Bernardeschi, who they viewed as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Solskjaer needs to secure a right winger next summer at the latest.
The 26-year-old Italy international can also play behind the striker.
Will that be enough to tempt United?