Juventus want Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and the Frenchman wants to return to Turin. The Bianconeri could include one of two stars in a possible deal, according to a report from Italian newspaper Tuttosport via
The report details how the Bianconeri could decide to include either 24-year-old French midfielder Adrien Rabiot or 26-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala for Pogba. Manchester United need both exciting attacking outlets and creative midfield options, with both of the players able to strengthen the Red Devil’s line-up.
Rabiot, who joined the Turin based club on a free transfer last summer, has struggled for consistent playing time so far this season under coach Maurizio Sarri, only making 14 appearances across all competitions for a total of 891 minutes.
Dybala, on the other hand, has had an incredibly strong first half of the season with the Bianconeri, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in 24 appearances across all competitions.
Genoa have decided to immediately pay for Inter owned striker Andrea Pinamonti, rather than waiting until the obligation to buy clause kicks in after the closure of the January transfer window, according to a report from Italian media outlet Sky Sports Italia via
The report details how the Rossoblu have decided to pay the €18 million fee that was agreed upon in the summer with the Nerazzurri now, rather than waiting until the 1st of February, the agreed upon date of purchase. The reason is because the Ligurian side want to immediately become the owner of the player, securing his signature to the club. It also would allow Genoa to sell the player to other interested parties.
Inter would be able to immediately reinvest the €18 million this month, the report continues, an important figure. Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are asking for €20 for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, a player the Nerazzurri are incredibly keen to sign. The Milanese side could easily decide to reinvest the money earnt from the Pinamonti sale into Eriksen.
Juventus are missing any back up for 28-year-old Brazilian left back Alex Sandro but aren’t in a rush to sign any reinforcements in that department, according to a report from Italian media outlet
The report details how the Bianconeri’s other full back option, Mattia De Sciglio, will be unable to play for ten days due to a small injury. This has only highlighted further the lack of strong full back options in the squad, an option that the Turin based club have been looking to fix with a certain player.
That player is Italian full back Emerson Palmieri, currently contracted to Chelsea. Juventus have been chasing the player for years, but now are unlikely to sign him until this summer’s transfer window. Other options are also being considered, such as a return of Luca Pellegrini or Uruguayan full back Matias Viña.
Alex Sandro has made 20 appearances across all competitions so far this season.