PAUL POGBA “would not mind” returning to Juventus from Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola – dealing Real Madrid a monster blow.
The French midfielder, 26, revealed he wanted a “new challenge” last summer, but has remained a United player in an injury-plagued 2019-20.
Pogba has played just seven times in the Premier League this season – with Man Utd said to have shaved £30million off their asking price, now available for £150m.
But now his own agent has told reporters in Italy that Pogba would be happy to return “home” this summer.
Following Juventus’ 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Thursday, Raiola told reporters: “Italy is like home for Paul.
“He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros.
“Paul wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.”
Pogba joined Juventus on a free in 2012, going on to make 178 appearances, scoring 31 times, for the Serie A giants.
But he headed back to Old Trafford in 2016 in a then-world-record £89m deal – where he has since failed to rediscover his top form.
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Both Juventus and Real Madrid have been desperately chasing his signature in the past 12 months – but the Italians now appear to be in pole position.
Pogba will be hoping to finally make his return to action next month against Manchester City in their derby.
But Man Utd first take on Chelsea on Monday night.