Juventus Ready To Sell Five Players To Fund Paul Pogba Move

Paul Pogba with Cristiano Ronaldo before the match.

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Juventus plan to sell five players to amass funds to sign Paul Pogba.

The star midfielder has been heavily linked with a Manchester United exit, and Real Madrid have been labeled as the favourites to secure his services until now.

However, new reports emerging from Italy suggest that Juventus have entered the race to re-sign their former starlet.

In fact, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Frenchman has already said “yes” to a move to Turin after meeting the club’s sporting director, Fabio Paratici.

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Manchester United, while hesitant to part ways with their talisman, are expected to demand at least £100 million for the 26-year-old’s services.

Therefore, the Serie A champions will have to do some substantial business if they are to stand a chance of pulling this deal off.

In order to amass funds for the Pogba transfer, Juve are planning on offloading five players from their current squad, report the Daily Mail. Those five names are Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic, and Mattia Perin.

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All these players have already been linked with departures from the Old Lady outfit. While Cancelo is being pursued by Manchester City, Costa has been on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur and the Red Devils themselves.

However, none of these exits will be finalised until Juventus officially appoint a new manager – a position for which Chelsea gaffer Maurizio Sarri is currently the most likely candidate.

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