NEWS
Saturday January 4 2020
Juve strategies for Pogba

Juventus are yet again being linked with a Paul Pogba reunion, as Emre Can or Adrien Rabiot could be used as part of an exchange with Manchester United.

Pogba joined Juve as a free agent from the United academy in 2012 and quickly became a superstar, earning a €105m transfer back to Old Trafford in 2016.

However, he has never quite delivered at the same level in Manchester and did not disguise his desire to play for Juve again, repeatedly coming back to Turin in his free time and staying in contact with former teammates.

Above all, the 26-year-old World Cup winner has grown frustrated with the club, fans and media, while agent Mino Raiola drip-feeds a steady stream of vague comments about his future.

The player is injured and could even undergo ankle surgery, although it has not stopped him posting videos of himself dancing and playing basketball during the recovery period.

Pogba’s contract is due to expire in June 2021, even if there is an option to extend for another year, and there are even reports he could return to Juventus this month.

The Sun newspaper suggests Rabiot could be used in an exchange deal along with €90m cash, as the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has struggled to make an impact in Italy.

Emre Can is another player Juve would be happy to release as part of a transfer strategy, especially as he was cut from their Champions League squad due to being surplus to requirements.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in snapping up Pogba, should he leave Manchester United either in January or more likely over the summer.

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