Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly keen on a return to Juventus following the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The France international spent four happy years in Turin between 2012 and 2016, rising to become regarded as one of the finest footballers on the planet.
However, Pogba has been unable to really show that form in a United shirt and speculation surrounding his future has been following him around for much of the summer.
Mundo Deportivo recently linked the 25-year-old as a target for Barcelona, and now it seems Ronaldo’s move to Juve could influence things.
This is according to the print edition of Tuttosport, with translation from the Metro, stating that Pogba wants to rejoin the Italian giants and that Ronaldo’s presence at the club is a major factor driving that.
It remains to be seen if a deal can be done this summer, with not long left remaining in the transfer window for the Red Devils to bring in a suitable replacement.
Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been mentioned as one possible target by Il Messaggero, as translated by talkSPORT, but Real Madrid are also mentioned as admirers of the 23-year-old who has an asking price of £130million, making any deal tricky to negotiate so quickly.
United fans will probably just hope Pogba stays at this point, and that manager Jose Mourinho can perhaps adjust his system to get the best out of him after failing to do so so far.
With Pogba winning the World Cup with France this summer, Didier Deschamps has shown how to best utilise the player’s talents and give him more freedom to express himself and influence big games, with the former Juventus man superb in the recent World Cup final victory over Croatia.