Paul Pogba’s agent has told Gazzetta dello Sport that Juventus should be opening the door to transfer talks with interested parties.
The France international has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League, with the Daily Express reporting that former employers Manchester United, along with domestic rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on landing the midfielder.
With Pogba tied to a long-term contract in Turin, it would take a sizeable fee to lure him away from the reigning Italian champions.
That, though, could prove beneficial to all concerned.
The English clubs chasing his signature would be landing a player, at the age of 21, that is already a global star and has the potential to become even better in the future.
Juve, meanwhile, would bank a big-money fee and put themselves in a position to strengthen in multiple areas when the transfer window swings open again in the summer.
Pogba’s representative Mino Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport: "My father always said that it's better to sell and then to regret it than not to sell and regret it.
"If you sell Pogba, you've got enough money to build a side that can win the Champions League. If you want to keep hold of him, then you've got to build a side strong enough for Pogba to improve in - but if you don't sell him, you don't have the money to do that.
"Everybody has got a card in their hand, and it's all about when you play it. If it's not this year, it will be the year after.
"All I want is that whoever wants to buy him really believes in him and pays him the world, and if Paul leaves Juve, he does it to go to the very top.”
Which move makes the most sense?
The fact that Pogba has history with Manchester United could work one of two ways for the Red Devils - with it possible that he will be open to a second stint in familiar surroundings, or reluctant to rejoin the ranks at a club that failed to offer him the opportunities he craved first time around.
United are, however, looking for a world-class talent in the middle of the park - someone to control proceedings in that area of the field.
Arsenal are in the same market, with Arsene Wenger having a holding void to fill at Emirates Stadium.
In contrast, Chelsea already have Nemanja Matic to protect their back four and the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Ramires offering a threat going the other way.
A return to Old Trafford may be the best option, with there a place for him there that will allow him to showcase his full range of talent – putting his boot in and pushing forward to provide a goal threat.