Juventus could be prepared to make significant sales to fund the possible transfers of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Bianconeri already invested heavily in Cristiano Ronaldo last summer and reportedly keen to make a big midfield purchase to bolster the squad and make another run at the Champions League. You can get the latest odds and offers on Europe’s elite competitions using this bet365 promo code to get the best offers.
Corriere dello Sport report that Pogba is keen on a move back to Turin where he spent the early part of his career and experienced his first major successes after joining in a move that cost Juve a little under €1m.
For their part, Juventus would need to sell a number of players to help finance Pogba’s move, including Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic and Mattia Perin.
Cancelo is closely linked with a move to Manchester City and could be allowed to leave for as little as €60m if reports from the Italian and UK press are to be believed. Reports suggest Juve may consider the Portuguese full-back ‘too attacking’ for their starting XI and would prefer to have a player more attuned t defensive duties.
Douglas Costa has been on the fringes of the team since an ugly incident early in the last season saw him banned for a number games following a spitting incident. Injuries have also taken their toll, not to mention a car crash that he was lucky to escape unscathed from. Since then, his stock has plummeted with a suggestion of a falling out between the Brazilian and former coach Max Allegri.
Juan Cuadrado has just a year left on his contract, making his future a simple case of renewal or sale while Mario Mandzukic has been linked with a big money move to China in the past. Failing that, it’s reported that Borussia Dortmund are keen on the Croat forward.
Finally, Mattia Perin has been linked with a move to Roma where the Giallorossi are keen to find a long-term replacement for Robin Olsen who’s had mixed few seasons at the capital club.
Pogba is reportedly unhappy at his treatment at United, this last season in particular following a falling out with some fans and the media.
His recent return to Turin for Barzagli’s retirement party was met with speculation over his future and much of the Italian press has suggested he may push for a return to Juventus.
The Frenchman is expected to cost around the €110m mark.