- Paul Pogba has set his sights on a return to Juventus, according to Tuttosport
- His comment on Leonardo Bonucci’s Instagram post has increased speculation
- Real Madrid tried to sign the midfielder but Manchester United wanted £150m
- Juve are keen to exploit Pogba’s commercial value and rate him at around £110m
Tuttosport claim that Manchester United star Paul Pogba is desperate for a return to Juventus
Pogba wants to leave Old Trafford after pushing for a move to Real Madrid last summer
Pogba commented on Leonardo Bonucci’s Instagram pose, which has increased speculation
Juve believe Pogba can boost the club commercially, just like record signing Cristiano Ronaldo
Pogba has only played six times for United this season and is currently out with an ankle injury
Paul Pogba is ready to push for a return to Juventus next summer after failing to seal a dream move to Real Madrid, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
The midfielder, who left the Serie A champions to rejoin Manchester United for £89million in 2016, was a target for Zinedine Zidane during the last transfer window.
But after Real failed to meet United’s £150m valuation, Pogba has now set his sights on a move back ‘home’ to Turin.
Tuttosport claim that Pogba’s desire to return to Italy has long been known, and that his response to an Instagram post from Leonardo Bonucci has only made it more obvious.
The Juventus skipper shared an image of Maurizio Sarri’s players celebrating after confirming their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, with Pogba commenting ‘Capitanoooooo’ with two heart-eyed emojis.
The report also states that Juve are very interested in bringing the Frenchman back at the end of the season, and that they believe him to have ‘the same commercial appeal as Cristiano Ronaldo’.
Juventus would be unwilling to pay what United were demanding for Pogba last season, but could attempt to sign him for around £110m.
They are confident that this would represent a good deal for both parties, with the France star’s current contract due to expire in the summer of 2021.
Pogba, who won eight trophies in just four years at Juve, has only played six times for United so far this season and has missed 10 of the last 12 games with a troublesome ankle injury.