Juventus have ended their pursuit of Manchester United’s wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba, after being put off by the lofty £150m price tag put on the player.
Alongside Real Madrid, I Bianconeri have long been seen as one of the likeliest destinations for Pogba, after he admitted he wants a ‘new challenge’ earlier this summer.
Of course, having played in the famous black and white shirt before, Juve
However, according to the Daily Mail
The Serie A champions have already brought in Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to beef up their midfield and, instead of concentrating on Pogba
This leaves Zinedine Zidane’s side in pole position to sign 26-year-old Pogba.
However, having already dished out around €315m this window in the purchases of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo, they too are not overly keen on paying the full fee for Pogba.
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They have thus reportedly asked the Frenchman to hand in an official transfer request in an attempt to lower the valuation to around £120m. For what it’s worth, United remain adamant the midfielder will stay at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urging the player to stay for one more season to lead the club back to glory.