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Manchester United Star Must Take Big Pay Cut To secure Juventus Return

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Manchester United Star Must Take Big Pay Cut To secure Juventus Return

Paul Pogba must be willing to take a big pay cut if he is to move back to Juventus next summer, reports Tuttosport and Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Pogba is out of contract this summer and while talks are reportedly going well between Manchester United and the Frenchman, the Red Devils are running out of time to prevent the midfielder from being able to open talks any new prospective clubs in January.

Juventus are reportedly one of the clubs interested in signing the 2018 World Cup winner and Pogba remains on good terms with the Italian giants.

The biggest stumbling block to Pogba making a return to Turin is the player's wages, with his €15m salary too much for Juve to fork out. He would have to settle for somewhere in the region of €10-€12m per year instead.

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It will therefore take a lot of in-depth negotiations with Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, to agree any sort of deal.

Meanwhile, it is also possible that Pogba will agree a new deal with United, with the club hoping to complete negotiations by Christmas, as reported by The Sun.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a fine start to the season after claiming seven assists in nine appearances across all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. This included four in one game in United's 5-1 victory over Leeds United on the opening day of the season. He added another assist in the 1-1 draw with Southampton and two more in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

But the feel-good factor has dissipated from Old Trafford somewhat after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Everton before the most recent international break. The club has also been beaten by Aston Villa in the Premier League and knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham United.

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Pogba's current focus is on France, and most recently played in their memorable 3-2 comeback victory over Belgium on Thursday in the UEFA Nations League. Didier Deschamps' men will now take on Spain in the final.

Topics: Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Premier League, Juventus

James Hilsum
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