A return to Juventus is no longer on the cards
Juventus have reportedly ended their interest in re-signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window.
Pogba’s future has been up in the air for some time now, after the Frenchman admitted that he’s ready for a new challenge after last season.
“I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else,” he explained in Tokyo.
Mino Raiola then confirmed recently that Manchester United had been informed of Pogba’s desire to leave.
The two clubs predominantly linked with Pogba are Juventus and Real Madrid. However, one has reportedly dropped out of the race to sign the Frenchman.
Real Madrid have straight shot for Pogba
According to the Mail, Juventus are no longer interested in Pogba.
They claim that ‘Juventus have ended their interest in Paul Pogba, leaving Real Madrid with a clear run at signing the £150million Manchester United midfielder this summer.’
It was suggested recently that Juventus were ready to offer £120 million, but, according to the Mail report, Man United want £150 million.
Now, as a result, the Mail claim that Juventus will pursue other targets.
They explain that ‘though Pogba was open to a return to Turin, his agent Mino Raiola has been notified by Juve’s vice-chairman Pavel Nedved that they intend to pursue other targets.’
With Juventus supposedly dropping out, that, in theory, leaves Real Madrid with a straight shot at Pogba.
According to the Mail’s report, Pogba ‘would relish the opportunity to play under his compatriot Zinedine Zidane’.
Back in June, it was reported that Zinedine Zidane was also ‘hell-bent’ on signing Pogba.
If that’s true, the French pair could soon join up at the Bernabeu.