Manchester United could sell Paul Pogba to Juventus this winter if the Italians proceed with their original plan to land the Frenchman, according to the latest reports from England
As reported by the Daily Express, the reigning Serie A holders intend to splash out £51.3m and also insert the out-of-favor midfielder Emre Can in their bid to take Pogba away from the Premier League again.
The 26-year-old, who returned to Old Trafford from Turin in 2016, has spent almost the entire first half of the 2019/20 season on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.
Continuously linked with a switch away from United over the past six months, the World Cup winner has also been named as Real Madrid’s primary objective for the January transfer window.
Man Utd would be willing to sell Paul Pogba to Juventus for €60m and Emre Can, according to Tuttosport 👀 pic.twitter.com/tJ5vL1B5MH— Football On Tap (@footballontap) December 24, 2019
However, the Bianconeri look to hijack Zinedine Zidane’s move for his compatriot, as Maurizio Sarri hopes to sign a top-class midfielder to improve Juventus’ chances of retaining the league title.
In order to take Pogba back to the Allianz Stadium, Sarri is willing to renounce Emre Can’s services, who has been on the fringes of the Juve squad this season.
After excluding him from his Champions League squad, the Italian manager has continued to keep the former Liverpool man away from the first-team action, handing him only two top-flight starts this term.
The 25-year-old German is also reluctant to stay in Italy following a frustrating period under Sarri, and a potential return to the Premier League might help him revive his career.
Solskjær: “He [Pogba] can play anywhere. He's a box-to-box midfielder. He can drop deep, play them long passes. He can get it higher up and combine with one-twos. That's the beauty of having Paul, because he is the best all-round midfielder in the world." #mulive— utdreport (@utdreport) December 24, 2019
Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recently thrown away a possibility of selling Pogba, the Red Devils could decide to cash in on their star, who has only 18 months left on his contract.
Pogba will not renew his deal with United in all likelihood and will be seeking a way out already next summer, which could force the club to ship him out already in January.