Manchester United’s present condition makes it a hard sell for any top player to move to Old Trafford. Similarly, convincing the bigger names to stay at the outfit will also prove to be a tall order if the present run of form persists.
While David De Gea has already signed his near future to United, there are plenty of key players in their roster who are still mulling over a new deal.
Chief amongst these is Paul Pogba, whose exit interests have been no secret and such circumstances are bound to force him to depart even more.
However, a different team may be out for his signature now.
As per Tuttosport, Juventus have decided to try and acquire Paul Pogba once again and are willing to put forth a tempting offer. The Old Lady has allegedly offered Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic as part of the deal to pry away the Frenchman.
While both of the mentioned talents are certainly within the list of players and regions that the Old Trafford outfit is looking for reinforcements in, it is unlikely that this deal will go through like this.
Ed Woodward and company have been quite adamant that Pogba will only be sold for their mentioned pricetag which at last count was reported to be in the region of £179 million.
Incidentally, the sheer enormity of that figure is what led Real Madrid to lose their interest in the French midfielder, thereby rekindling the hope of the Italian side at securing his signature.
Pogba’s intact contract until next summer and the year-long extension clause within it gives United lots of bargaining power.
However, the notion of keeping an unhappy player at a club and expecting him to perform crucial team-oriented roles is not an ideal scenario either.
How bound is Pogba’s future to United’s current form?