Juventus expected to begin discussions with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after intensifying their pursuit of him.
Pogba is anticipated to depart Old Trafford when his contract ends in the summer. As a result, a number of prominent European teams interested in signing him, including Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Frenchman spent four years at Juventus before returning to United for a then-world-record sum of £89.3 million. He has had a poor season and has been booed and jeered by his own fans.
Pogba is still revered in Turin, and according to reports, Juventus will consider signing him with his entourage next week.
The 29-year-pay old’s demands, which are said to be approximately £9.3 million per year on a four-year contract, might be a stumbling barrier to his return to Juventus.
However, the Serie A’ heavyweights are attempting to persuade Pogba to reduce his asking.
Juventus are expected to face competition from PSG for Pogba’s signature. Moreover, it is reported that United’s rivals were interested in signing the World Cup winner, who is poised to become a free agent in July.
Pogba then allegedly informed City that he would want to go since he has a better offer from another club.
Juventus has urged Pogba’s team to inform them of any further offers for his signature, according to Goal.
The Frenchman’s second tenure at Old Trafford has not gone as planned. He has frequently failed to deliver and struggling with consistency as the Red Devils’ troubles have worsened since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
United failed to qualify for the Champions League. Similarly, the club might face the humiliation of playing in the Europa Conference League next season.
Incoming manager Erik ten Hag is expected to make major changes to the team, with players like Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, and Juan Mata expected to go.