Speculation is mounting, despite the suggestion, some kind of peace deal has been struck, that suggests Paul Pogba’s second spell, at Old Trafford, is coming to an end.
This weekend, the media has been awash with the suggestion that Manchester United’s record signing, is set for a return to Serie A.
The first of two pieces of speculation we’ve selected comes from the media source, Tuttosport, which suggests that although Juventus would be keen to acquire the 25-year-old midfielder, they may face stiff competition from another Serie A side Inter Milan.
Our second selected piece of speculation comes courtesy of a new source close to home, the tabloid publication, the
Mirror, which suggests that Inter Milan could have the upper hand when it comes to tempting Manchester United to conclude a deal.
Seemingly, Inter are prepared to offer Manchester United two of their squad to secure the deal with the duo of Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic being pointed towards Old Trafford.
Coincidentally, both of those players have already been mentioned as possible transfer targets.
Skriniar, a 23-year-old Slovakian defender could well be the top-notch centre-back Jose Mourinho insists he needs whilst Perisic, a 29-year-old Croatian winger could very well be the world-class winger that Mourinho has always insisted his squad doesn’t have.
But, the deal needs to be evaluated, can Manchester United afford to lose Pogba or are they being forced into a situation where a sale is necessary due to the player not enjoying life at the club anymore?
If that is the case, would the acquisition of Skriniar and Perisic give a better balance to the side?
My view is that it is a win-win situation, Pogba has only shown us occasional glimpses of his brilliance and perhaps is better suited to the European game.
On the other hand, the introduction of Skriniar and Perisic would provide two more pieces of the jigsaw and should see Manchester United close the gap on their neighbours, Manchester City.