Juventus will reportedly attempt and prise Paul Pogba away from Manchester United by offering cash and Adrien Rabiot for the French superstar.
The 26-year-old midfielder has seen his season significantly disrupted by injury thus far, as he has been limited to just eight appearances.
Tensions are also running high off the pitch it looks, with the Metro regarding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit back at his star man’s representative, Mino Raiola, this week, and so it continues to be seen if all signs are pointing towards an exit this year.
Speculation is rife with The Mirror noting that Real Madrid are planning a swap proposal of their own with Toni Kroos perhaps transfer in the opposite direction to Old Trafford, but now it looks as though Juve could also be in the running.
According to The Sun, the reigning Serie A champions think that by putting cash and Adrien Rabiot on the table, in an agreement worth around £85m in total, could be enough to convince Manchester United to sell their superstar.
It’s added that the French international midfielder is valued at around £25m, and so that would involve £60m in cash being suggested too to get the deal done, but it remains to be seen if that’s enough to satisfy Manchester United’s demands, assuming that they’re even open to selling Paul Pogba at all.
It’s been a disappointing campaign for all concerned given his lack of playing time, but there is arguably little doubt that Manchester United can’t afford to lose him given the quality and experience that he brings to their midfield.
That said, perhaps being able to bring in Adrien Rabiot will soften the blow of losing him by giving them a replacement in midfield, coupled with the £60m to further invest in the line-up. It remains to be seen if it’s enough for Juventus to secure a reunion with Pogba though.