Pogba Swap Deal On The Cards?
Juventus have offered Manchester United the Argentine striker Paulo Dybala and Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro in return for Paul Pogba.
That’s if the Sunday Express is to be believed.
Pogba is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford for a second time after initially leaving the club in 2012 and returning in 2016. But he had a disappointing season with United, falling out with Jose Mourinho but ending the campaign with a string of lacklustre performances as their challenge for a top four spot fizzled out.
Dybala has been linked before with Manchester United. But he has also endured a poor season. After scoring 26 goals in the 2017-18 campaign he has managed just ten so far this season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sandro has also been linked previously with United, but he chose to sign a new contract with Juve last December.
Dybala – who is also wanted by Liverpool – is being seen as the ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is a transfer target for Inter Milan.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants all transfer business done by the time the players return to training on 1 July. In Pogba’s case that could rule out any move at all. His agent Mino Raiola has been slapped with a worldwide ban that last until 9 August – the day after the Premier League transfer deadline.
De Ligt Set To Move?
There are conflicting reports over Manchester United’s interest in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.
The 19-year-old is being linked with interest from Old Trafford despite having had talks with Barcelona.
The Catalan radio station RAC1 claims the Netherlands international is close to a move to Old Trafford. That was after his agent – again, Mino Raiola – turned down the offer of a 20 percent commission.
De Ligt is rumoured to have been offered £250,000 a week by United.
But Spanish football expert Guillem Balaguer disagrees. He thinks a move to Barcelona will still go ahead.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are also being linked.