REAL MADRID target Paul Pogba is being linked with a return to Juventus as Manchester United prepare for a summer revamp.
Pogba‘s agent Mino Raiola has even held talks with Serie A champs Juve, according to reports in Italy
It comes just a day after Real were said to be ready to offer Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas in exchange for World Cup winner Pogba, 26.
Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane has remained a big admirer of Pogba, despite his fellow Frenchman’s erratic season at Old Trafford.
But now Sky Sport’s Italy reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has suggested Raiola is in discussions with Juventus and that United have been made aware of the development.
Di Marzio believes Pogba is keen on the possible move after producing possibly his best club football when he was at the Old Lady, from 2012-2016.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to make it clear if Pogba is part of his plans as the Norwegian plots his first pre-season of transfer dealing since being appointed.
But should Solskjaer or United give the green light for Pogba to go, then Real hold one ace, if not two aces, in their negotiating pack.
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Former Spurs frontman Bale, 29, has long been tracked at Old Trafford.
And Costa Rica keeper Navas, 32, would be an experienced replacement if speculation mounts again over the future of current United No 1 David de Gea.
Meanwhile, Real’s Colombian playmaker Rodriguez, 27, must be looking for a stable base after struggling in Spain and being loaned to Bayern Munich.