Paul Pogba remains under consideration for Juventus in the winter, who are reported to have suggested Man United FOUR players in exchange for the Frenchman when the transfer window reopens.
Pogba, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury in September, is contracted to Man United until 2021, but the club have an alternative to extend that by 12 months.
His future, however, remains unclear after he announced his intention to look for a “new challenge” while on United’s pre-season tour in Asia.
The Red Devils were struggling in the Premier League and suffering a tough fight to reclaim a top-four finish this campaign, the club’s former chief scout Javier Ribalta claims it is inevitable that the midfielder is lured away.
Tuttosport reports that Juventus are working on a contract to sign Pogba as early as winter– and will try and tempt United into the sale by giving them four big-name stars in return.
As per the report, Juventus will offer United the chance to sign Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can, Daniele Rugani and Mario Mandzukic in January.
Man United have, of course, been massively linked with a move for Mandzukic, the veteran Croatian forward reported being the subject of a report earlier in the week that said the Red Devils had already agreed on terms with a January target.
Former Liverpool star Can is another who has been linked with a transfer to United, with the Germany midfielder frustrated by his lack of time with the Serie A champions and cleared to leave in winter. A move to Old Trafford, though, would be controversial, notwithstanding claims Solskjaer is keen to add him to his midfield.
Rugani, meanwhile, is another Juventus star struggling for playing time. The Italy defender has been linked with the Gunners in the past, but he could establish a useful addition to the United rearguard still struggling to find its best.
Pogba’s friend and international teammate Matuidi, meanwhile, is another linked with Man United in the past. The France star is in the autumn of his career at 32-year-old but still can get about the pitch and could add another level of energy and drive to their midfield and would undoubtedly present a serious upgrade on the struggling Brazilian Fred.