Man Utd 'rejected Paul Pogba transfer offer from Juventus' in summer with Serie A champs keen on Frenchman returning
13th December 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED rejected an offer for Paul Pogba from Juventus in the summer, according to reports.

CalcioMercato reports the Old Lady wanted to swap Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa to bring Pogba back to Turin.

The French World Cup winner, 27, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for £89million having spent four years in Serie A.

The report states Juventus were unable to meet United's £92m asking price.

And the Red Devils were not keen on signing Pjanic or Costa.

Pjanic instead moved to Barcelona in a deal that saw Arthur go the other way while Costa joined Champions League winners Bayern Munich on loan.

Talk about Pogba's future was rife after his agent Mino Raiola's explosive comments on the verge of United's crunch Champions League game at RB Leipzig last week.

Raiola talked up his connections with the Italian club and hinted they could be his next destination as he is 'not happy' at United.

He told Tuttosport: "Maybe Juventus could be Pogba's next club… why not? The relationship between Paul, Juventus and former teammates is excellent.

"For sure, it's time to leave Manchester United. Yes, Paul Pogba can come back to Juventus. He's not happy at Manchester United."

United were dumped out of the Champions League – despite Pogba's late goal – but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was adamant the Frenchman wasn't one of the troublemakers they have had to boot from the club.

The Norwegian even started his midfielder in the dire Manchester derby that finished 0-0 with just FOUR shots on target on Saturday.

Pogba has made 15 appearances this season, registering two goals and two assists.

And he has hit out at recent criticism by outlining his commitment to United in a passionate statement on Instagram.

Pogba wrote: "I've always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my team-mates and the fans. Bla bla is not important.

"The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000 per cent involved!

"Always strong together… all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.

"When you don't know what's going on inside, don't talk."

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