Juventus are seriously considering bringing impending free agent Paul Pogba back to Turin this summer and will meet with the player’s representatives in the coming days.
Pogba enjoyed four glorious years in Piedmont before opting to rejoin Manchester United in 2016. The Frenchman emerged as one of Europe’s leading midfielders at Juventus, where he won four straight Scudetti.
However, he’s struggled to replicate his Serie A form over a sustained period in the Premier League and his time at United will undoubtedly be considered a major disappointment. Pogba will leave the Red Devils at the end of the season having failed to agree on an extension with the club, and Juve are working hard to bring him back to the Allianz Stadium this summer.
Paul Pogba is a transfer priority of Juventus’ this summer & the club are working hard to bring him back to Turin
La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Fabiana Della Valle (via @JuveFC) reported on Saturday that Juventus have been working on bringing Pogba back to the club since March. She adds that a meeting has been arranged with the player’s entourage on Monday where the numbers behind the deal will be discussed.
The Bianconeri can only afford to offer the Frenchman a €7.5m salary, which is less than what he currently earns at United, but the club are hopeful that the bonuses included in the proposed contract will be enough to convince the player.
Pogba has also garnered interest from Paris Saint-Germain, who will be able to offer whatever the midfielder wants financially.
Della Valle adds that Pogba is currently Juve’s priority midfield target with Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic considered to be a ‘Plan B’. The Serbian international’s €70m asking price is said to be a major deterrent.