Paul Pogba effectively placed himself on Europe’s transfer list by claiming earlier that he wished for a new challenge in his career. The situation has been testy with him and Manchester United for a while now and his comments have triggered lots of speculation as to his next destination.
Manchester United are believed to have maintained their no-sell policy on the Frenchman, going as far as to put an immensely high pricetag on him in the hopes of warding off interest.
Real Madrid have so far been the club most strongly linked with the midfielder and Zinedine Zidane is keen on acquiring his compatriot.
However, even Madrid may not have the adequate funds for the deal given their strong summer splurge and now another club has entered the fray for Pogba’s signature.
According to Calciomercato, Juventus wish to sign Pogba this summer and are willing to offer Douglas Costa in exchange in order to lower United’s present valuation. The Old Lady has seemingly made it clear to the forward that he will be sold this summer by any means possible.
The 28-year-old winger was reportedly surprised by this stance from the Serie A giants as he was looking forward to proving himself to new manager Maurizio Sarri.
The Brazilian has been previously linked to the Red Devils but it is unclear whether he fits into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for the upcoming season.
Judging by the other talents that United have been linked to all summer, it certainly seems that younger talent has been the focus of their transfer pursuits and that the top priority at Old Trafford is the arrival of an apt centre-back.
Hence, their pricetag for Pogba may be a direct message that the only way they will let go of the Frenchman is if a cash-only offer comes along.