PSG to launch player-plus-cash deal for Arsenal and Chelsea target – report

Paul Pogba

Tuttosport are claiming that big-spending Paris Saint-Germain are set to attempt to bring Paul Pogba back to his homeland.

Paul Pogba has quickly matured into one of European football’s brightest prospects, and as such is attracting suitors from across the continent.

The France international midfielder left Manchester United last summer to move to Juventus, and quickly showed that he had the ability to play regularly for the Italian giants.

Pogba played a considerable role for the Turin side in their Serie A success, and has quickly caught the footballing community’s focus across the continent.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has admitted that he is desperate to keep the former United man with the Bianconeri, but has openly admitted that the Italian champions could be bullied into selling him if a huge bid came in for the midfielder.

It is believed that Juve are already in negotiations with the player’s representatives to offer Pogba a new contract to potentially deter the midfielder’s suitors.

However, reports in Italian newspaper Tuttosport are claiming that big-spending Paris Saint-Germain have their gaze on the former Le Harve youth-team graduate.

The French capital-city side are thought to want to increase the amount of homegrown players in their squad, and have made Pogba their number one transfer priority.

It is fair to assume that Conte would not be willing to allow the integral midfielder to leave lightly, and as such PSG are ready to push for a potential player-plus-cash deal.

Tuttosport claim that the Ligue 1 side are willing to offer a significant transfer fee plus Marco Veratti as part of the deal.

The highly rated former Pescara man is being touted as the long-term replacement to Andre Pirlo at international level, and has already won four senior caps for the Azzurri.

Juventus are believed to be real admirers of Veratti and would relish the opportunity to bring the player back to Italy. However whether they would be willing to allow Pogba to leave in order to land him remains to be seen.

Pogba has also been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Arsenal both accredited with a major interest.

On first sight, the chance for Pogba to return to his homeland and the benefit for Juventus of landing a replacement in the form of Veratti means it will be very difficult for the Premier League sides to sign the Frenchman.

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