Juventus are keen to see Paul Pogba return to Italy and offered Manchester United two stars to motivate them to part with the World Cup winner in the summer. Pogba has struggled to hit his top form this season under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has recently spoken about his desire to take the star away from Old Trafford. He said: “There’s no point beating about the bush. It’s better to speak out clearly, look forward and avoid wasting time to find culprits. Paul is unhappy at Manchester United, he can’t manage to express himself like he wants to and like people expect him to. He needs to change team, he needs a change of scenery.”
He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but the best solution for all parties is a transfer in the next window. Fabrizio Romano claims Juventus have already offered Miralem Pjanic, who is now with Barcelona, and Douglas Costa.
“Juventus offered Pjanic and Douglas Costa to Manchester United for Paul Pogba to start talks, Manchester United turned it down,” Romano said on the Here We Go podcast. “Juventus are in the race to sign Pogba. Juve will try again with a swap deal if that doesn’t work, Juve will need to sell important players first to finance the Pogba deal.
“If Juve don’t sell any players or swap deals doesn’t work, simply they can’t get Pogba. It’s difficult to sign Pogba in January, Juventus will need to sell players and Manchester United will want the full asking price. You only get a four-week window, not a three-month window like the summer.”