Juventus ‘consider including £27m outcast Adrien Rabiot as part of a deal to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba this summer’
- Juventus could include outcast Adrien Rabiot in a swap deal for Paul Pogba
- Rabiot is a target of Manchester United having endured a poor season in Italy
- The Old Lady have long been linked with a reunion with former star Pogba
- However, they may struggle to meet United’s hefty price tag for the midfielder
Juventus could include Manchester United transfer target Adrien Rabiot as part of a deal to sign Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports in Italy.
Rabiot is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar as the United boss looks to recruit dynamic midfielders to partner January signing Bruno Fernandes in the midfield after the Portuguese’s bright start to life in England.
The 25-year-old’s current club, Juventus, only signed him from Paris Saint Germain last summer for £27million, but he has failed to settle in Turin, contributing no goals or assists for the Old Lady and the club are willing to part ways with the midfielder.
Adrien Rabiot could be included as part of a deal to sign Man United star Paul Pogba
The 25-year-old has failed to deliver since signing from PSG for £27m last summer
There were also claims in the Italian press earlier this month that he had gone on strike over Juventus’ decision to cut his wages by £7million from £28m due to the coronavirus crisis.
And according to CalcioMercato, Rabiot could be used in negotiations with United to land Pogba, who is a long-term target for the Italian club.
The French star has long been linked with an exit from Old Trafford, having endured an underwhelming second spell at the Premier League club, while relationships between his agent, Mino Raiola, and the club have soured of late.
And Juventus are looking to include Rabiot as part of a deal to sign United’s Pogba
The Frenchman became one of the world’s best midfielders during his spell in Italy
Pogba left United for Juventus in 2012 and shone in Italy, scoring 34 goals and laying on 40 assists in 178 outings for the club, as he progressed into one of the world’s finest midfielders.
United splashed around £90million to bring their academy graduate back to the club, and are looking to recoup that fee should Pogba leave this summer.
However, the coronavirus-inflicted halt of the 2019-20 season has hit clubs hard financially, and it’s unclear whether potential suitors would be able to front up the sizeable fee expected to sign the 27-year-old.
United boss Solskjaer has insisted that Pogba is very much part of his plans for the future.
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