Paper Talk: Juventus to offer Man Utd attacker in Pogba swap deal

Date published: Sunday 18th April 2021 8:54 - Robert McCarthy

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Manchester United have been given the chance to land an outstanding Serie A attacker in a swap deal for Paul Pogba, while Leeds are hoping to make it third time lucky with a £15m bid for a Rangers star, according to Sunday’s papers.

MAN UTD OFFERED POGBA SWAP DEAL

Juventus are reportedly willing to offer Manchester United impressive forward Paulo Dybala, valued at €60m (according to Transfermarkt), in a swap deal for Paul Pogba this summer.

Despite a happier Pogba having a big upturn in form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Frenchman is still being tipped to try and force a big-money Old Trafford exit.

Hie agent, Mino Raiola, has spoken in the past about his client’s willingness to move on – and it would appear that Juve have a solution in place to bring back their former midfielder.

According to Italian publication Tuttosport, Juve are willing to offload Dybala as part of the deal to seal Pogba’s return.

Dybala has been hindered by injury issues this term, but at his best the Argentine is an outstanding link man and goalscorer. He has scored 99 goals in 246 appearances in all competitions for the Turin giants.

As for Pogba, the midfielder’s contract expires next summer, meaning that United will need to part ways at the end of this season if they want a decent transfer fee.

The report adds that United are not interested in becoming embroiled in yet another transfer saga over the summer and could finally be prepared to do business.

The potential arrival of Dybala, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, would also fill a glaring United need for a central striker, particularly given Edinson Cavani’s desire to head back to South America.


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LEEDS BACK IN FOR RANGERS STAR

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Leeds hope to make it third time lucky with a £15m move for Rangers attacker Ryan Kent. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Paul Pogba is demanding a whopping £500,000-per week to sign a new deal at Manchester United. (Daily Star Sunday)

Man City and England forward Raheem Sterling is back on Real Madrid’s transfer radar. (Daily Star Sunday)

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has revealed that Liverpool have not contacted him about a potential move to Anfield this summer.  (Daily Star Sunday)

There is “a growing belief” at Tottenham that manager Jose Mourinho will not be at the club next season. (Football London)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he would “love” to keep midfielder Joe Willock, who is on loan from Arsenal. (Metro)

PREM TRIO ON ALERT IN PLEA CHASE

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France forward Alassane Plea is ready to leave Borussia Monchengladbach. Arsenal, Leicester and West Ham have previously shown an interest in the 28-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Folarin Balogun’s ‘unique’ qualities. The striker is on the brink of a new deal with the club. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are on the trail of Metz teen sensation Pape Sarr. (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho expects to learn on Monday whether Harry Kane will play in the Carabao Cup final. (Sun on Sunday)

Eden Hazard is ready to return for Real Madrid ahead of an emotional Chelsea reunion in the Champions League semi-final. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that Lionel Messi’s contract talks are “progressing”. (Sunday Mirror)

MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool midfielder

Gini Wijnaldum is still planning to join Barcelona in the summer because he wants to play alongside Lionel Messi – and Dutch team-mate Memphis Depay. (Sunday Mirror)

Leeds United are targeting a move for Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, whose contract with Ajax runs until 2023. (Sunday Mirror)

Paul Pogba’s contract saga is set to be played out in front of the TV cameras after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he has no problem with Amazon’s potentially explosive documentary series about the Manchester United midfielder. (Sunday Mirror)

Connor Goldson will commit his long-term future to Rangers by signing a contract extension early next week. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists Scott Brown will be missed in the heat of derby battle when he leaves Celtic in the summer. (Sunday Mail)

 

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