Juventus held negotiations with €100m-rated Man United playmaker

Bianconeri are reportedly awaiting the green light from Red Devils to launch a transfer bid for star Paul Pogba. The 27-year-old midfielder spent four years with the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016, sandwiched in between his two spells at Man United. Maurizio Sarri wants to bolster the midfield during the summer transfer window.

However, amid so much hype surrounding his come back to Old Trafford in 2016, Paul has failed to make the desired impact and could now be heading back to Italy. Serie A giants are keen on bringing Pogba back for a second spell and are waiting to see if the Red Devils will sell.

The report states Man United would likely ask for nearly €100m for France international, and it will be interesting to see if Juventus are willing to pay quite that much. The Italian club will only pursue the move if it is financially viable, but one imagines they are one of the best-placed clubs in Europe to go for such a big signing.

Bianconeri have shown their ambition with other big-name purchases like Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt in recent years, though it stays to be seen how the coronavirus outbreak affects many football teams’ finances. Old Lady sit top of Serie A with 12 matches to play in the interrupted 2019/20 campaign.

Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, who played alongside the French midfielder for several campaigns, says he advised his younger team-mate against a move back to Man United four years ago and instead suggested a move to La Liga would have been beneficial.