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Manchester United reject Juventus’ swap-deal for Paul Pogba

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Manchester United apparently not interested in a swap deal for their star, Pogba

Manchester United have rejected Juventus’ swap deal for Paul Pogba which would have seen Douglas Costa and Aaron Ramsey move in the other direction. The report from Calciomercato states that Juventus are interested in bringing back Pogba, who spent four seasons with them, in the summer. The club hierarchy agrees that it isn’t possible to bring the 27-year-old during the January Transfer Window and they are working on a move to bring him in the Summer window.

Pogba, who joined United in the summer of 2016 for a record transfer fee of 89 million pounds from Juventus, hasn’t had a great time since returning to Old Trafford.
Big things were expected from the prodigal son who returned after spending four successful seasons at Italy where he won the league title every season.

He, however, hasn’t been able to perform the way one would expect from a 90 million pound signing and is ready to go back to Juventus where he enjoyed the best part of his playing career.

Agent Mino Raiola, who was paid a staggering 21 million pounds agent fee when Pogba moved to England, has confirmed Pogba will leave the club next summer. This has alerted many teams including the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus who want to make the World cup winner a part of their team.

It was Juventus, however, who made the first move by offering a player swap deal for the France international. United have rejected the deal which would have seen former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey and Brazil international Douglas Costa join them.  Manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer doesn’t want either of the players and he’s happy to keep Pogba.

Pogba has a contract with Manchester United till the summer of 2022 and the next summer represents the best chance of landing a decent fee for the Frenchman. The club however are adamant they won’t let go of their prized asset for a cut-price deal and are ready to run his contract down and let him leave for free if a suitable offer doesn’t come in.

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