Juventus entered talks to sign £89m Man United midfielder

According to reports in Italy, Juventus have begun talks to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

Paul Pogba’s form at Old Trafford improved after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in September, but towards the end of the season, the midfielder’s performances dipped.

The French World Cup winner is willing to leave the Premier League club this transfer window and is wanted by Zinedine Zidane as part of his major squad re-build at Santiago Bernabeu.

But Sky Sport Italia reports that Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has approached Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola and the Red Devils to discuss a potential deal.

Manchester United are demanding more than the £89 million they paid to re-sign the France international from the Italian giants back in August 2016. The Serie A champions are also believed to be considering including some of their players as part of the deal.

Joao Cancelo and Paulo Dybala have both been heavily linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams in recent months.

Paul Pogba initially joined the Serie A giants from Manchester United in a £1.5m deal back in 2012 and won four Serie A titles during this time in Turin.

It remains to be seen which rival, Juventus or Real Madrid will win the race for the French midfielder, but Manchester United’s vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward is reluctant to let the marquee signing leave due to the commercial purposes while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to offload the 26-year-old star.