Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard closing in on returns to former clubs
Manchester United exiles Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard BOTH look set to rejoin former clubs… with the French star returning to Juventus and West Ham circling for his team-mate.
- Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are out of contract at Man United next month
- Pogba appears to be closing in on a move back to Italian giants Juventus.
- Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard could return to West Ham for free.
Paul Pogba will rejoin Juventus after the Italian club made an official offer to the Manchester United star worth £30m.
Juve are confident they will win the race for Pogba even though Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a final contract offer to snatch him from under their noses when his United deal expires.
And fellow United exile Jesse Lingard could also return to a former club, with West Ham making an offer to the winger as they look to secure him ahead of the competition.
Paul Pogba looks set to return to Juventus on a free transfer this summer
Pogba spent four years at the Italian club between 2012 and 2016 before joining United
The future free agent is expected to be courted by more clubs in the coming weeks once budgets clear, but David Moyes made an early move to convince Lingard they want him back at London Stadium, where the 29- The one-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan.
Moyes has also discussed possible moves for Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter and Rennes’ 26-year-old Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd.
Juventus and Pogba are yet to reach a full deal, but all sides are positive a deal is close and will be reached. The Serie A club have offered the French international a three-year deal, worth close to £10m per season.
Jesse Lingard could return to West Ham when his Old Trafford contract expires
PSG are likely to make one last attempt to convince Pogba to return to his homeland, but it remains to be seen if they can persuade him to reconsider.
The return of the World Cup winner from France to his country’s capital would be of great commercial value to PSG.
But as it stands, Pogba, who could also be the subject of late interest from Real Madrid, is set to return to Turin.
Sportsmail revealed this month how Manchester City were interested in signing Pogba for free in what would have been one of the most dramatic transfers in English football history.
The 29-year-old seriously considered a move but decided his next transfer should be abroad.