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Juventus set to drop Pogba interest to sign De Ligt and Rabiot instead

Juventus look set to drop their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, with the Serie A champions reportedly close to completing deals to sign Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt and PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

As we reported earlier Europe’s most sought after young player De Ligt looks to have decided to move to Turin in a £62 million deal, with the Italian side beating off competition from Manchester United, Barcelona and PSG to sign the highly-rated 19-year-old.

Juventus have also been heavily linked with a move to bring United and France midfielder Pogba back to the club this summer. However, according to the Daily Mail, Juve have agreed a deal with free agent Rabiot, which means they can add some top class talent to their midfield ranks, despite splashing the cash on De Ligt.

Pogba had been reported to favour a transfer back to Turin over Real Madrid, although it seems any hope of him returning to Old Lady now looks less likely.

The £89 million man is said to be keen to leave Old Trafford after three years in Manchester, and recently admitted he is seeking a ‘new challenge.’

However, a move to the Bernabeu also seems complicated, with Los Blancos having already spent over £300 million this summer, and needing to raise funds via player sales if they are to afford the type of financial package required to sign a player of Pogba’s stature.

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