Manchester United ‘ask for Douglas Costa in return for Paul Pogba’

Manchester United ‘ask for Douglas Costa in return for Paul Pogba’ as Juventus refuse to give up on France midfielder

  • Juventus are still reported to be keen on bringing Paul Pogba back to Turin 
  • The midfielder was widely linked with an Old Trafford exit under Jose Mourinho 
  • Pogba has regained form since the arrival of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Reports in Italy claim Juve will offer Douglas Costa as part of a swap deal 

Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Juventus are willing to up their pursuit to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin this summer by offering Manchester United the services of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa in exchange.

Juve have been on alert since Pogba voiced his unhappiness at Old Trafford following last season, when Barcelona were heavily linked with a move.

The Italian giants will look to pursue the World Cup winner again, and will sanction the move of Costa in the opposite direction in order to get their man, as report Italian outlet Tuttosport.

Juventus will use Douglas Costa in order to get Paul Pogba, report Italian outlet Tuttosport

Juventus will use Douglas Costa in order to get Paul Pogba, report Italian outlet Tuttosport

Brazil international Costa has been up a solid reputation in Serie A

Pogba voiced his unhappiness in the summer and was linked with an exit

The Brazilian winger could be use as a makeweight in the deal to bring Pogba back to Turin

Their front page on Friday carried the headline: ‘The Bianconeri insist on the French world champion.’

It was at Juve that Pogba made his name in European football, after departing Manchester on a free deal following the expiration of his contract.

Then manager Sir Alex Ferguson was said to be unwilling to bow to the demands of agent Mino Raiola and pay the developing Pogba extortionate wages.

The World Cup winner has appeared happier in recent weeks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The World Cup winner has appeared happier in recent weeks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Pogba’s time in Italy was strewn with silverware, with four league titles and two Coppa Italia trophies.

Juve also scooped the SuperCoppa Italiana twice with Pogba in their side, while making the 2015 Champions League final in Berlin, where they were bettered by Barcelona.

United have maintained a stance that their no 6 is not for sale, however the inclusion of 28-year-old Costa may prove an enticing option. 

Any potential move would see Pogba return to the club where he made his name in football

Any potential move would see Pogba return to the club where he made his name in football

The winger is highly rated in European football, and could fill a void at Old Trafford should the club lose Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman’s deal with United is running down, and Martial was another star alongside Pogba who voiced his displeasure in the summer.

Fortunes have turned around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer however, with the club undefeated since his arrival to replace Jose Mourinho. 



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