Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is reported to be advacning on a return to Juventus as negotiations are said to be moving swiftly.

The World Cup winner has three months left to run on his current United contract and it’s looking increasingly likely that he will be calling time on his second stint in Manchester.

Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

According to a report from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on March 5, Juventus have opened talks with agent Mino Raiola as they aim to secure Pogba’s return.

The report added that the Bianconeri are ready to offer the 28-year-old a £6.2million-a-year salary, which could rise to as high as £8.3m-a-year if add-ons are taken into account.

Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has today stated that the Old Lady have offered Pogba a contract and things look to be heading in a positive direction, and he feels an agreement isn’t too far away.

It would be the second time during the Frenchman’s career that the Italian giants have signed him on a free transfer from Manchester United.

His second chapter in Turin would come 10 years after he made his first move to Italy.

After four years away from Old Trafford, Manchester United re-signed the French international for a world-record £89million (BBC Sport) in 2016 when Jose Mourinho was the manager.

Aside from winning the Carabao Cup and Europa League under Mourinho in 2017, Pogba hasn’t been at the heart of the United side that has challenged for the biggest prizes.

Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

United’s number six played as a false number nine in Sunday’s 4-1 humiliation at Manchester City, but interim boss Ralf Rangnick brought the Frenchman off just after the hour mark.

Pogba set up Jadon Sancho to take his Premier League assist tally for the season to nine. Only Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah (10) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (11) have registered more assists than the former Juventus man.

It isn’t a surprise to see Pogba heading for the exit door and it’s something that the club were no doubt expecting.

Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus will form part of what could potentially be a massive summer upheaval at Manchester United.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know