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Juventus Fire Sale As They Prepare For Pogba Transfer

Paul Pogba Juventus

Paul Pogba is reportedly open to a Juventus return, but they must sell Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic and Mattia Perin first in order to afford the midfielder..

The World Cup winning is unhappy at the way he is treated at Manchester United, both within the club itself and by fans and media.

He frequently visits Turin, most recently in May to attend Andrea Barzagli’s retirement party, which was also part of the Scudetto celebrations.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Pogba has given Juve the all-clear for a return just three years after his €105m transfer, but funds need to be raised.

The key would be selling several players who are not part of the new approach under Maurizio Sarri or whose values are thought to be dropping.

The names on the list include Mandzukic, who only recently signed a new contract, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado and goalkeeper Perin.

Cancelo is the one most likely to bring in the cash, with reports of a €50m bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United.

All these sales would raise in the region of €110m, which probably still will not be enough to pry the 26-year-old away from Old Trafford, as United are said to be looking for over €150m and are hoping to get Juventus and Real Madrid to engage in a bidding war for Pogba.