Juventus plot January swoop for wantaway Pogba

Italian giants Juventus are plotting a January move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba, according to reports.

Pogba was the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move away from United during the summer transfer window, with Real Madrid and Juventus both heavily linked with a move for the Frenchman.


Pogba made his desire to leave Old Trafford public at the start of the summer, saying he wanted a new challenge.

It is no secret that Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to take Pogba to the Bernabeu.

However, Madrid’s £300million spending spree on Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo and Eder Militao meant they could not afford Pogba, who is valued at around £150m.

According to TuttoSport, cited by the Daily Mail, Juventus are ready to offer Pogba a return to Turin in January with the World Cup-winning midfielder desperate to leave United.

Pogba first left United for Juventus in 2012 and enjoyed the best spell of his career in Turin, scoring 34 goals and notching 42 assists in 178 games while winning eight trophies in four years.


It is claimed Pogba is now intent on an exit in the winter window and Juventus are ready to take advantage of the situation.

However, he still has two years remaining on his contract and United have an option to extend it by a further year, with it being reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be unwilling to let Pogba go unless he can find a replacement.

Meanwhile, Erling Haaland is a dream transfer target for Solskjaer, according to reports.

Calciomercato suggest the Norwegian is the desired signing for United but that working with his agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Pogba, could complicate any deal.