Liverpool's record 5-0 win at Man Utd: Solskjaer at 'rock bottom'
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Superagent Mino Raiola is reportedly set to travel to Juventus for a meeting with the Serie A club’s management in November, with the future of Paul Pogba among the topics up for discussion. Pogba has entered the final year of his contract at Manchester United, with no sign yet that he will extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Pogba has spent five years at United since moving to the club from Juventus in a then-world record transfer.
But the Frenchman has been a frequent target for criticism from pundits and fans due to his inconsistent performances.
It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s patience with the mercurial midfielder is running out, with Pogba having been a substitute for three of United’s last four games.
The lowest point of his season so far, and possibly his United career, came on Sunday when he was sent off against Liverpool just 15 minutes after coming on.
The Red Devils were reportedly ready to sell him in the summer transfer window as they looked to recoup at least some of the £90million they paid for him in 2016.
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But no potential suitors were forthcoming, ensuring that Pogba would stay to play out at least half of the final year of his deal.
United are thought to have offered the Frenchman an extension, but so far he and his agent Raiola are stalling on signing it.
Pogba will be free to negotiate with foreign clubs from the start of the January transfer window and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement.
In anticipation of that, it appears that Raiola is attempting to drum up interest from Pogba’s former club Juve.
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According to Sportitalia, a meeting between the Old Lady’s management and Raiola is scheduled for November.
It is stated that the aim of the meeting is to ‘take stock’ of some of Raiola’s clients, including Pogba, Federico Bernardeschi and Alessio Romagnoli.
Both Pogba and Romangnoli will be free agents at the end of the season, with Juventus among the leading suitors for both.
A return to Turin has been the among the most likely outcomes for Pogba if he does indeed depart Old Trafford.
Raiola has repeatedly hinted that his client wants to move back to Italy when his time in England has come to an end.
Though they would be unable to afford a transfer fee that would be acceptable to United, the Serie A giants would certainly be among the frontrunners to sign him as a free agent.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also thought to be interested in signing Pogba when his contract expires.
A major boost to Juve’s chances though is Pogba’s successful first spell with the club, where he won four successive league titles and developed a bond with boss Max Allegri, who has also returned.
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