Man Utd: Solskjaer hits back at Raiola over Pogba claims
Juventus are keen to see Paul Pogba return to Italy and will offer Manchester United stars to tempt them to part with the World Cup winner. Pogba has struggled to hit his top form this season under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The £89million midfielder has often found himself on the bench with Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Fred ahead of him in the pecking order.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has recently spoken about his desire to take the star away from Old Trafford.
“There’s no point beating about the bush. It’s better to speak out clearly, look forward and avoid wasting time to find culprits,” he said.
“Paul is unhappy at Manchester United, he can’t manage to express himself like he wants to and like people expect him to.
“He needs to change team, he needs a change of scenery.
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“He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but the best solution for all parties is a transfer in the next window.
“Otherwise the Old Trafford club, which I have a great relationship with, knows well that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that at the moment it’s not the player’s intention to extend the contract.”
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Juventus have already touched base with United to see if they are interested in Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa.
“Juventus offered Pjanic and Douglas Costa to Manchester United for Paul Pogba to start talks, Manchester United turned it down,” Romano said on the Here We Go podcast.
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“Juventus are in the race to sign Pogba. Juve will try again with a swap deal if that doesn’t work, Juve will need to sell important players first to finance the Pogba deal.
“If Juve don’t sell any players or swap deals doesn’t work, simply they can’t get Pogba.
“It’s difficult to sign Pogba in January, Juventus will need to sell players and Manchester United will want the full asking price.
“You only get a four-week window, not a three-month window like the summer.”
United are interested in a new winger as they missed out on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho this summer.
Therefore, it comes as a surprise they would reject an offer which includes a player such as Costa.
Pogba has two years remaining on his contract so United are under no pressure to sell the star.
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