Juventus are interested in re-signing Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata – but only if their clubs do cut-price deals.
Both players have struggled this season, with Jose Mourinho and Pogba in a clash of egos at Manchester United.
Pogba is determined to fight for his future at Old Trafford but could leave unless the tension with Mourinho is eased.
Morata has struggled with injuries and a loss of form, with his £60million fee appearing a hefty sum for Chelsea to have paid in the summer.
Morata, loaned from Real Madrid, and Pogba won Serie A titles together in both of their seasons together between 2014 and 2016.
But however much the Old Lady may wish to reunite their former stars, it appears highly unlikely that they would be able to stump up fees close to those their Prem clubs shelled out to sign them.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta said: “I don’t really believe in players coming back after having gone away, but there are also exceptions.
“They are two great professionals who left excellent memories, but the market value that they have reached is a mirage for us.”
United’s £89m record buy was applauded off by Mourinho last night in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth.
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But Paul Scholes reckons Pogba’s second stint at the club could be over by this summer.
“I think that’s disrespectful towards the manager and his team-mates.”
“I think he could (be sold in the summer). I don’t know, I don’t speak to anyone at the club. But from the outside, it looks as though the relationship isn’t great.”