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Manchester United Ready To Swap Paul Pogba For Juventus Defender Matthijs De Ligt

Manchester United Ready To Swap Paul Pogba For Juventus Defender Matthijs De Ligt

Manchester United are preparing one of the biggest transfers of this summer by swapping Paul Pogba for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.

De Ligt signed for the Italian side last season but has struggled to make his mark in Turin.

The Sun have reported that the 20-year-old could bring his stay in Serie A to an end in the summer and United are in pole position to land his signature.

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Pogba has expressed his desire to leave the Red Devils in recent months and come the summer will only have one year remaining on his contract.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of de Ligt and believes he could slot into a back three alongside club captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

Real Madrid have reportedly shown an interest in de Ligt but he favours a move to Manchester over the Spanish capital.

World Cup winner Pogba is reportedly keen on a return to Juventus - the club he left to join United back in 2016.

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His season has been ravaged by injury and the 27-year-old has only played in eight Premier League games this season.

Solskjaer discussed United's transfer plans with Sky Sports recently and explained United are still working on transfer plans despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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The 47-year-old told Sky Sports: "Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it's very important we're ready when that happens.

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"We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans.

"We've evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we've looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.

"Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?

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"There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.

"I'm sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to."

Who do you think a swap deal would benefit most, Manchester United or Juventus?

Sound off in the comments below.

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Topics: Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt, Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Juventus

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.