Reports indicate Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba would love to complete a return to Italian Serie A side Juventus rather than the much-rumoured move to Spain to join re-building Real Madrid should the Frenchman dump Old Trafford this summer.
Juventus are extremely interested in luring the France international midfielder back to Italy and are highly thought to be ready to match the player’s salary demands before agreeing on a deal with his current club.
The 26-year-old World Cup winner has dropped a major departure hint, having said on Sunday that this summer could be a good time for a new challenge somewhere else.
With all indications, he is unlikely to pen a contract extension at Manchester United – with just 24 months remaining to run at Old Trafford, although the Premier League club could activate a 12-month extension option in the player’s deal.
Despite earlier reports that the Red Devils expect the star midfielder to stay at Old Trafford, the team might be forced to let him leave if a certain situation arises.
Reports in England suggest the club truly wants the World Cup winner to remain at the club, but some at Old Trafford are believed to have worries about the behaviour of Paul Pogba and his rather negative influence over some younger members of the team.
He was at Juventus for four years after rejecting a fresh deal at Manchester United back in 2012, lifting four Italian Serie A trophies and two Cup titles before securing a move back to United 3 years ago.
Sporting director at Juventus Fabio Paratici reportedly flew to Manchester United’s office in London last week to discuss the signing of the midfielder, although another France star Adrien Rabiot, on his way out of PSG this summer, and Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also thought to be on the wishlist of the Old Lady of Italian football.
Bernabeu giants Real Madrid are also keen on landing Pogba this summer having already spent over £250million on new signings this summer alone.
Undoubtedly, the Frenchman is a brilliant midfielder, the only non-Liverpool or Manchester City player to make the last Premier League season’s PFA team of the year.
According to odds provided by bookmakers, most chances are the Manchester United star will not stay in his current team as he said himself this could be a good time for a new challenge somewhere else. All odds favour Juventus to sign him considering the massive stature of the Turin club who sign 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.