Juventus ‘interested in bringing Paul Pogba back from Man United’ to reunite with new coach Max Allegri… but Italian giants ‘should sell Cristiano Ronaldo’ to pay the French star’s £90m price tag this summer
- Paul Pogba has only one season left on his contract with Manchester United
- French midfielder has given no concrete indication that he will remain at the club
- Juventus are reportedly interested in bringing him back for a second term
- But the Italian club could not afford its £90million asking price this year
- They should fire Cristiano Ronaldo to enable a deal mogelijk
Juventus are “open to the idea of bringing Paul Pogba back from Manchester United this summer, but would have to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to pay him.”
New manager Massimiliano Allegri knows he must rebuild the midfield to restore Juventus to title winners in Italy.
And French midfielder Pogba, who spent four successful seasons at Juventus between 2012 and 2016, including two under Allegri’s management, is certainly on their minds.
Paul Pogba has only one year left on contract with Manchester United and the club should sell him this summer to get maximum value if he doesn’t want to stay
Reports in Italy have raised the possibility of a reunion with upcoming Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. The pair are pictured celebrating a 2015 Italian Cup win
But, like Italian website Football Market Report, the Turin club would have to sack Ronaldo to fund Pogba’s return.
The 28-year-old Pogba has just one year left on his United contract and has not given too much indication that he will be extending it.
Despite this, his asking price would still be around £90 million, which is more than Juventus in the current economic climate.
Calcio Mercato suggests a possible trade with Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford, as leverage in the deal is “no longer a fantasy”.
They say the close relationship between Pogba and Allegri, which saw them win two league and cup doubles at Juventus, could make a return to Italy an attractive option.
Juventus reportedly had to part with Cristiano Ronaldo to pay for a Pogba deal
Allegri has returned to the Turin club and knows a significant team overhaul is needed
Pogba ended the season trophyless after United crashed into the Europa League final in Gdansk last week after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Villarreal.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made progress in recent months and were briefly in the Premier League title race at the start of the year, they are still in a rebuilding phase.
Pogba scored six goals and contributed nine assists in arguably his best season in a United shirt, with the midfielder finally settling for United.
A good season for Pogba ended in disappointment as United lost the Europa League final
The midfielder celebrates Antoine Griezmann’s goal in Wednesday’s friendly win over Wales
Ronaldo, 36, meanwhile scored 36 goals for Juventus in yet another sensational season.
But they could only finish fourth in Serie A, as Inter Milan won the title and manager Andrea Pirlo was sacked as a result, and Allegri recovered after a two-year absence.