Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United this summer on a free transfer, and Juventus are keen on re-signing the French midfielder from his academy club. Real Madrid and PSG showed some interest in the 29-year-old, but the Turin club has stolen the march for his signature. Pogba joined Juventus as a teenager from United in 2012 and spent four years there. He returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for £89m, and now he wants to return to the Turin club after a mixed six years in Manchester.
Pogba reportedly rejected Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while PSG and Real Madrid have failed to firm up their interest in the World Cup winner. Real Madrid has their eyes on Aurelien Tchoumeni. Pogba will have to cut his current £350k-a-week salary to fit into the Bianconeri’s plans, but the club hopes his past with them will help. Max Allegri’s dull Juventus needs some rejuvenation, and Pogba could be the midfield catalyst for them. He will add drive and creativity to this unremarkable Juve squad. Juventus and Pogba’s representatives will meet early next week, with Rafaela Pimenta in charge of Pogba’s side of things, after taking over from Mino Raiola following the agent’s death.
Juventus also want to bring in Angel di Maria, who will leave PSG as a free agent this summer.