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Juventus are exploring ways to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and have already offered the services of forwards Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi in exchange for the Frenchman.
Agent Mino Raiola’s claims that Pogba wants to leave Old Trafford have sparked countless rumors about possible moves for the midfielder, with most of the stories revolving around Juventus or Real Madrid.
Juventus have been called ‘the only club’ capable of signing Pogba in the current climate, while Pogba himself is believed to have his heart set on a return to Turin, although United have made it clear that they are not prepared to accept a low bid only for Raiola’s comments.
While it is not yet known what United would require to part ways with Pogba, ESPN keep in mind that Juventus is not confident in their chances of matching the Red Devils asking price. The COVID-19 outbreak has hampered your finances and committing to a highly successful purchase is simply not feasible right now.
As a result, Juve is exploring other ways to finance a deal, one of which is to offer players in exchange. The names of Dybala and Bernardeschi have been discussed, but it is believed that United would only listen to trade offers if the other player involved was already on their target list.
Of the pair, Dybala may be of greater interest to United. The Argentine’s future is up in the air right now, with Dybala clashing with club president Andrea Agnelli over claims that he has not been offered a new contract.
The 27-year-old, whose current deal expires in 2022, suggested that he has not yet been offered new terms, while Agnelli claimed that a proposal to make him one of Europe’s top earners is already on the table.
It adds to the uncertainty surrounding your future. 90min understands that Dybala’s agents have been in contact with the Premier League’s six majors to gauge interest in their client, but English teams would only be interested if Dybala made it clear that he really wants to move to England.
It’s unclear if United would be interested in a direct trade. There have also been reports suggesting that Juventus would push for an initial loan deal that would include an obligation to buy in the summer, which may be more attractive to United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done his best to dismiss rumors about Pogba’s future, but with his contract ending slowly but surely, expect the speculation to continue to grow.
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