Juventus offer Paul Pogba £135,000-a-week contract in a bid to re-sign the French midfielder on a free transfer from Manchester United… with PSG also interested
- Juventus have made an approach for former Manchester United star Paul Pogba
- The French World Cup-winning midfielder will leave Old Trafford as a free agent
- And his former club in Serie A has offered him a cool £135,000-a-week to join
Juventus have offered former Manchester United star Paul Pogba a three-year contract with basic net salary worth around £135,000 a week, plus bonuses.
Further talks between player and club are expected next week before the 29-year-old makes his decision.
The French World Cup-winning midfielder has left United as a free agent upon the expiry of his contract this summer, meaning Juve can sign him for nothing.
Juventus have offered Paul Pogba a three-year deal with a basic net salary of £135,000-a-week
The French star has left Manchester United on a free after his contract expired this summer
The Italian giants had signed Pogba, also on a free, in 2012 when he failed to agree terms at Old Trafford before the Premier League side signed him back for £89m – only now to see him walk away without receiving a fee again.
That salary would put him in Juventus’ highest bracket of earners, but given they are not paying a transfer fee, they are likely to feel it represents value for money. Pogba is also thought to be keen to be reunited with his former boss Massimiliano Allegri.
It is reported lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, who has taken over as Pogba’s agent after Mino Raiola passed away, will be in Turin in the coming weeks to formalise the deal.
Juventus are understood to be confident of making the deal happen, but if things fall through Paris Saint-Germain remain in the wings, with fellow European giants Real Madrid and Manchester City also said to have been previously interested.
The Italian giants are confident of re-signing the midfielder, who won four Scudettos at Juve
Pictured: Pogba’s Manchester United career in numbers. Graphic provided by: sofascore.com
Juve’s No 1 Wojciech Szczesny is relishing the prospect of Pogba returning.
Szczesny, as reported by The Sun, said: ‘I’d be delighted to see that happen. He did brilliantly in his previous time at Juventus so he would be a great addition to the squad.
‘He is a player with good calibre and experience and he has good memories from Turin.’
There are also suggestions are an announcement may tie into the Amazon Prime film on Pogba, entitled ‘The Pogumentary’, set to be released on June 17.
Juan Mata, also released by United on Thursday, will assess all his options – including staying in the Premier League – with the Spaniard keen to remain playing rather than move into coaching yet.