Juventus ‘hold Paul Pogba talks’ as Man Utd star’s future remains unclear

Juventus reportedly enquired about re-signing Paul Pogba before their Champions League clash with Manchester United earlier this month.

The 25-year-old left Italy for Old Trafford in a £89million deal in 2016 – a then world record fee – but has been linked with a move back to Turin.

Pogba fuelled transfer talk in the build up to the game on November 7 when he referred to Juventus as his ‘home’.

However, it appears there is no smoke without fire as it’s been claimed that Juve chiefs made their intentions known to their United counterparts ahead of the Red Devils’ shock 2-1 victory.

The Metro claim the Serie A side asked to be kept informed of Pogba’s situation in Manchester amid a fallout with manager Jose Mourinho.

Paul Pogba arrives for training on Tuesday (Image: Zenpix Ltd)
Pogba is in contention to return to the squad against Crystal Palace (Image: Zenpix Ltd)

Relations between the pair have been strained, with the midfielder told he would no longer skipper the side again.

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Reports in Italy also claim Pogba has told his former teammates he wants to rejoin them at the Allianz Stadium.

The 25-year-old checked in for United training on Tuesday as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of Saturday’s clash against Crystal Palace.

Pogba is challenged by Sami Khedira (Image: Getty Images)
The midfielder is still adored by the Juve faithful (Image: REUTERS)

Pogba pulled out of the France squad for their games against Holland and Uruguay after missing United’s derby defeat at the Etihad.

However, he is expected to be fit to face Palace, while Anthony Martial, who also withdrew from Didier Deschamps’ squad, could also be in contention.

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