Juventus are claimed to be keen on re-signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United, although they will have to sell players in order to meet his valuation.
The French midfielder is one of the most polarising figures in the Premier League, and despite having his best ever season, scoring 13 goals and laying on nine assists in the league alone, is often widely criticised for his inconsistent performances and poor defensive work rate.
The £89 million man has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid over the last month or so, with the returning Zinedine Zidane openly admitting his admiration for his fellow countryman, with recent reports suggesting that Pogba has already agreed personal terms with Los Blancos.
However, reports in the Guardian today say that Juventus are keen on taking the United number 6 back to Turin, where he had enjoyed four highly successful seasons before returning to Old Trafford as the worlds most expensive player in 2016.
While Real Madrid are thought to have money burning a hole in their pockets this summer, Juventus meanwhile are said to relying on offloading a few players in order to meet Manchester United‘s valuation, which is claimed to be €130m (£112m).
Among those listed as potential departures are Miralem Pjanic and winger Douglas Costa, who has incidentally been previously linked with a move to Old Trafford, although not since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer it has to be said.
As for Solskjaer, he said in Friday’s pre-match press conference that he expected the clubs most prized asset to stay beyond the summer.
“You can’t guarantee anything in football but yes I think Paul’s going to be here. He’s very determined to succeed at Manchester United,” the Norwegian said.
Pogba is expected to take a central role in today’s Premier League game against Chelsea, with both sides attempting to secure a top-four finish.