Juventus are reportedly plotting a ‘cheeky’ January move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, the Serie A side looking to bring the Frenchman back to Italy on a loan deal.
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with leaving Manchester United for the last few seasons, with Juventus one of the primary candidates to end his turbulent spell at United, the player having spent four hugely successful years in Turin between 2012 and 2016.
That period saw the World Cup winner line up alongside Andrea Pirlo in the centre of the Bianconeri midfield, and with the Italian now at the helm at the Allianz Stadium, a potential reunion between the two former teammates could be on the cards.
As per the Mirror, Juventus are reportedly keen to bring Pogba back to the club as soon as possible, with the Italian giants set to make what is described as a ‘cheeky’ offer to re-sign the player on an initial loan deal.
That deal would include an obligation to buy the midfielder next summer and could perhaps tempt United into allowing their most expensive signing depart, with Pogba approaching the last 18 months of his current contract which is set to expire in June 2022.
This news of a potential return to Juve comes after Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola recently outlined his asset’s desire to leave his current club, just hours before United’s eventual Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig.
Despite that outburst from Raiola, however, the French international has continued to feature for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and played the full 90 minutes as the Red Devils held rivals Manchester City to a dull goalless draw on Saturday.
Following that stalemate – and an improved display from Pogba – the midfielder took to Instagram last night to night to reaffirm his position at the club and stated that he is “1000% involved” in Solskjaer’s current set-up – though didn’t exactly commit his future to the side.
Whether that means he will remain at the club beyond the next two transfer windows remains unclear, but it would appear that he is still very much part of his manager’s present plans.