Juventus confirm transfer interest in £89m-rated Man United star

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says the club have considered a bid for former midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba signed for Manchester United midfielder from Turin club back in 2016 for £89 million, but the playmaker has been inconsistent throughout his time back at Old Trafford and has grabbed more headlines for his relationship with Jose Mourinho than his performances on the pitch.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from the club over the summer, with Spanish champions Barcelona linked with bids for the France international.

That speculation has reemerged as the January transfer window approaches, amid more public and rumoured falling outs between the World Cup winner and Mourinho.

And now Juventus’ sporting director has revealed the club have spoken about launching a bid to take Pogba back from United.

Fabio Paratici said: “A return? We have already discussed this many times. He’s a great player we’ve had before and are fond of, but now he plays for Manchester United.

“We are exploring the market, the president and Pavel Nedved, with the help of the coach (Massimiliano) Allegri.

“To improve the team, we are always careful. We still have great players, and we enjoy them. It will not be easy to always have so many strong ones.”