Juventus are reportedly set to accelerate their pursuit of Paul Pogba with Manchester United believed to be stalling on offering the Frenchman a new deal.
According to The Telegraph, the Red Devils are yet to make any kind of formal contract offer to the midfielder, whose current contract expires next summer.
Pogba, 28, has blown hot and cold with Red Devils fans ever since he returned to the club in a whopping £90million deal from Juventus in 2016.
The World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola previously indicated that his client wanted to leave Old Trafford, with a return to Juve or move to Real Madrid tipped as possible destinations.
However, Pogba, who demonstrated his importance to United in week by hitting a winner against AC Milan in the Europa League, has yet to be offered a new deal by Old Trafford chiefs.
Meanwhile, reports in Italy, namely La Nazione, say Pogba’s former teammate Paulo Dybala could be the one sold to make way for the Frenchman’s return.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking ahead of his side’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Leicester on Sunday, played down speculation that Pogba could leave Old Trafford this summer.
“I think everyone in the team and Paul included are just focused on doing as well as we can this season,” Solskjaer said. “I don’t think any energy would be used on the speculation.“Of course, we’ve got discussions and talks. When you see Paul playing like he did against Milan, when you see him come back training, it shows how much he cares for us and how much he enjoys playing and how much we can benefit from having him here.
“We have to see how much Paul can play [on Sunday]. I don’t think he can last 90 minutes, I’m not sure he can start, but you can see the impact he can make if he comes on as a sub.”