Juventus identify plan B as Paul Pogba transfer hinges on Man Utd demand – Mirror Online

Juventus are waiting to see how much Manchester United will demand for Paul Pogba before deciding whether or not to pursue the midfielder.

The Italian side are heavily linked with the Frenchman, who previously spent four years in Turin.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola sensationally declared the player’s time at Old Trafford “over” and has already named Juventus as a possible desination.

United have the World Cup winner under contract until 2022 meaning they will have to make a tough decision this summer.

Juventus will consider bringing Pogba back to the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season should the Red Devils’ valuation be reasonable, reports Calcio Mercato.

Paul Pogba has 18 months left on his Man Utd deal
Paul Pogba has 18 months left on his Man Utd deal
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If the Premier League outfit’s demands prove to be beyond them then the Italians will eye Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

The Serie A champions remain hopeful though that Pogba’s price will drop as United face losing him for nothing in 18 months time.

Juventus recouped £89m for the midfielder when they sold him in 2016 having signed him for free.

The 27-year-old’s form has been inconsistent throughout his United career, although he has long had the backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba has performed impressively since Raiola’s declaration in December, but his future remains uncertain.

Houssem Aouar is another Juventus option
Houssem Aouar is another Juventus option
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His brother, Mathias Pogba, who plays for Racing Murcia in Spain, has already warned the Red Devils that they should sell up.

“He is happy. He is improving his game,” he told El Chiringuito.

“He has a year left on his contract. I don’t know [if he will stay until then]. I can’t help you right now.

“The only thing I can say is if United want money, they have to sell him now. That’s the only thing I can say. If not, he’ll go for free.

“I haven’t heard anything about him renewing his contract.”

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