Paul Pogba 'is Wanted By Juventus And Paulo Dybala Could Be Offered To Manchester United In Return'

Juventus have identified Manchester United's Paul Pogba as their key summer midfield target and Paulo Dybala could be used as part of a swap deal.

United's French midfielder has endured a topsy-turvy spell at Old Trafford since rejoining the Premier League club in 2016 from Juventus, where he won four Serie A titles.

Reports in Italy claim that Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo spent several hours on Thursday discussing several transfer targets and outgoings with the club's directors, with Dybala being named as the key depature this summer. 

Juventus want to bring back Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer

Juventus want to bring back Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer

The Serie A giants could offer Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (above) as part of the deal

The Serie A giants could offer Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (above) as part of the deal

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And according to Tuttosport, the Serie A champions could convince Manchester United to give up their star midfielder by offering striker Dybala as part of the deal.

It would see Pirlo reunited with Pogba, the pair having played together in Juventus' midfield for three seasons between 2012 and 2015.

They won three successive Serie A titles and also helped Juve reach the final of the Champions League in 2015, where they were beaten by Juventus. 

Argentine forward Dybala was recently crowned 'Serie A MVP' after leading Juventus to yet another Scudetto title. 

New Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo (above) has identified Pogba as his top target, say reports

New Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo (above) has identified Pogba as his top target, say reports

Pogba (middle) spent four years at Juventus between 2012 an 2016, winning four Serie A titles

The 26-year-old won the award despite scoring 20 fewer league goals then Juventus' top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. 

But Pirlo is thought to be looking for a proper centre-forward option for next season and Dybala does not fit Pirlo's criteria.

The striker was offered to Tottenham Hotspur 12 months ago but turned down the offer on deadline day.  

Other potential Juventus exits next season include Gonzalo Higuain, Aaron Ramsey and Douglas Costa, with Atalanta's Duvan Zapata, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez and Roma's Edin Dzeko all linked to Juventus as replacements up front. 

Pogba, on the other hand, has worked his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's end-of-season plans, after injury ruled the Frenchman out for most of the 2019-20 season. 

Dybala has been crowned Serie A MVP for the 2019-20 season but is not part of Pirlo's plans

Dybala has been crowned Serie A MVP for the 2019-20 season but is not part of Pirlo's plans

Pogba is currently helping Manchester United in their Europa League challenge in Cologne

Pogba is currently helping Manchester United in their Europa League challenge in Cologne

The 27-year-old looked like he was going to be part of an exciting attacking line-up for United next season, which includes the free-scoring forward trio of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford. 

The French international's contract comes to an end in under 12 months' time and is reportedly keen to sign a new five-year extension at the Premier League club. 

But Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has repeatedly hinted at the World Cup winner's potential return to Juventus over the past six months.

'Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen,' Raiola said in February. 

'Paul wants to play at the best level but he can't escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.'

The midfielder made 178 appearances for the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016, before joining United for a then-world record £89million transfer.

He has since played over 150 times for the Red Devils in all competitions and helped the club win the League Cup and the Europa League in his first season back at Old Trafford. 

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has repeatedly hinted at a potential return to Juventus

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has repeatedly hinted at a potential return to Juventus

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