Juventus want to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United again in January but are not ready to pay more than £ 50million, according to reports.
Pogba has been linked with a departure from Old Trafford for some time and it is highly likely that he will finally leave the club within the next six months. His agent, Mino Raiola, recently gave an interview in which he claimed his client was not happy with United and would seek a transfer at the end of the season.
However, if Juventus get their wish, Pogba could leave Manchester even earlier. According to Eurosport, the Serie A champions are eager to bring their former player back to Turin next month, especially as they know there will be more competition for his signing this summer. Real Madrid have named him as one of their main targets, alongside Eduardo Camavinga and Kylian Mbappe.
The main stumbling block in any deal with Juve would be Pogba’s hefty salaries. He is currently earning a similar amount to Juventus’ top winner Cristiano Ronaldo, and that move is unlikely to be sanctioned without the old lady releasing money with the departures.
It is understood that Juve also believe United have an unrealistic assessment of Pogba. The maximum they are willing to shell out is £ 50million, with a swap deal preferred.
Recent reports suggest that Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi could both be offered to the Red Devils in exchange for their fleeing midfielder, who is said to be personally keen to move. Juve are also reportedly considering a loan deal in January with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Pogba has had a slow start to the season, managing just five full 90 minutes in the Premier League and scoring just once in the process. In recent weeks, Scott McTominay and Fred have even been preferred to him behind the more attacking Bruno Fernandes in midfield.