Juventus have expressed their interest in re-signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, but they will have to sell several star players to meet the Red Devils’ asking price of around €130m.
Pogba’s future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks, with many believing he could pursue a huge move to Real Madrid if United fail to secure Champions League football for next season.
Paul Pogba has been directly involved in more goals this season (22) than he has in any other single season in Europe’s top five leagues:
⚽ 13 goals
️ 9 assists
His first inclusion in the #PFAawards. pic.twitter.com/z2IRhaVnuZ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 25, 2019
However, according to The Guardian, Juventus are ready to enter the race for his signature, following a meeting with the Frenchman’s agent, Mino Raiola.
Club officials met with Raiola primarily to discuss the possibility of signing another of his clients – Flamengo left-back Wesley – and to arrange a contract extension for wonderkid striker Moise Kean, but they are said to have informed the agent that they are keen to bring Pogba back for a second spell at the Allianz Stadium.
Pogba first joined the Bianconeri in 2012 on a free transfer from United, and blossomed into a bona fide star before securing a lucrative switch back to Old Trafford just four years later.
Signing him would not be so straightforward this time around, with United ready to demand at least €130m for the 26-year-old. Having spent so much of their money to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, Juventus would need to sell a handful of first-team stars to raise the required funds.