UCL giants hope to lure key man by offering players-plus-cash deal to Man Utd

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Juventus have already been active in the summer transfer market, but they’re reportedly still considering a swoop for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

As noted on their official site, the Italian giants have splashed out €75 million plus bonuses on Matthijs de Ligt this week, while they have snapped up Adrien Rabiot, Gianluigi Buffon and Aaron Ramsey on free transfers.

That will still cost the club in terms of wages, and so they seem interested in strengthening Maurizio Sarri’s roster to ensure that they continue to dominate domestically while also making a serious offer to end their wait for the UCL as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to lead their charge.

According to the newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as noted by Goal Italy, they are not ready to stop there either as it’s reported that they’re still interested in prising Pogba back from Manchester United, albeit the French star is said to have a €167 million price-tag.

In order to reduce the amount of money involved in the deal, it’s stated that they are prepared to include players in an exchange deal, with the names of Douglas Costa, Joao Cancelo and Blaise Matuidi specifically mentioned in the report.

However, it is difficult to see why Red Devils would be keen on Joao now that they’ve purchased Aaron Wan-Bissaka a couple of weeks ago to become their first-choice right-back, while Douglas endured a bitterly disappointing campaign last year as the forward managed just one goal and two assists in 25 matches.

Coupled with the addition of Daniel James, that is another player that can perhaps be ruled out as the Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not need him.