Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus has started in the worst possible way with the midfielder suffering a bad knee injury in training.
The midfielder has also learnt the timeframe of his recovery if he had surgery and it is understood that this would see him miss the World Cup.
Juve are now exploring alternative options and are even looking into the transfer market for another midfielder.
Pogba could miss the World Cup
La Gazetta dello Sport report that Pogba could be sidelined until 2023 with a knee injury.
Juventus wanted him to undergo surgery but that would see him sidelined for over two months.
Therefore, he is undergoing further tests in Turin to determine which route would be the quickest.
Such a lengthy absence would see him miss the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
The 29-year-old played a key role in helping Les Blues become the world champions in 2018, but he is now unlikely to be there for the defence of their title.
He could travel to France in the coming days to visit a trusted doctor to discuss alternative procedures.
Meanwhile, the Bianconeri are eyeing a potential move for PSG’s Leandro Paredes.
Following the departure of Aaron Ramsey and Arthur also set to leave, Juve have made contact with the Aregtine’s camp.
PSG are open to letting him leave for €20 million.