Juventus plan ambitious loan swoop for France international

Serie A holders Juventus are reportedly planning a surprise attempt to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United in the New Year. The France international has experienced a mixed campaign this term where he has already been involved in a public bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho and this has intensified speculation regarding his future in recent weeks.

According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri are aiming to re-sign the 25-year-old midfielder, who previously plyed his trade for them between 2012 and 2016. It is added that the Turin giants will propose an initial loan move for the Frenchman at the turn of the year with the obligation to buy when the current season comes to a close.

Juventus have placed a keen focus on making progress in the Champions League this term and Pogba could be earmarked as someone, who could strengthen their winning prospects, given UEFA abolished the ‘cup-tied’ rule with the previous campaign.

Nonetheless, it does not make much sense for United to consider strengthening an European title in a competition where they are still alive while a mid-season sale also appears a negatable option, given they may not be able to find a suitable replacement in the same window.

Pogba has contributed five goals and four assists for United across all competitions this campaign but of late, he has shown a dip in form which witnessed his axe from the starting lineup for the slender 1-0 Champions League triumph over Young Boys.

He could, however, return to the fray during the weekend where United are scheduled to make the trip to the South Coast to face Southampton in the Premier League. Mourinho’s side are currently seventh in the standings with a seven-point gap to the top four.

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