Juventus and Manchester United have reportedly discussed a potential player exchange deal for midfielder Paul Pogba.

The 27-year-old is almost certain to leave United this summer with Juve and Real Madrid the most interested parties in the player.

Speaking to Sky Sport UK, Italian transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio suggested that the Bianconeri had already been in touch with the Reds over a possible player exchange deal:

“I think he (Pogba) could leave because he only has one year on his contract.

When you only have one year, it is very difficult to renew the contract now.

United consider him the most important player, not only on the field, but for marketing, merchandising and for everything.

But this situation with his contract it makes it very difficult for him to stay.

Real Madrid are going forward for him. Zinedine Zidane wanted him last summer.

Juventus would like to have him back, but they will only do swap deals. So it depends on whether United need or wants some Juventus players that they can put in the deal, like Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa.

I know Juventus and Manchester United have had contact even in the last days because Juventus would like to do this type of deal.”