Juventus have reportedly made a breakthrough in negotiations with Manchester United to bring midfielder Paul Pogba back to the club in the January transfer window.
According to Tuttosport, an offer of 60million euros (52million) plus Emre Can could be enough for United to ‘deal immediately’.
The Italian publication adds that Pogba is fed up at Old Trafford and would be delighted to return to the Serie A club for a second spell.
Pogba made a return to United’s first-team on Sunday in the 2-0 defeat by bottom of the league Watford after almost three months out with an ankle injury.
The France midfielder’s contract at United expires in 18 months, meaning the club might have to consider doing business and granting his departure sooner than later or risk losing him for a less substantial fee.
Pogba joined United from Juventus in August 2016 in what was then a world record transfer fee of £90m.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted last week that Pogba would not be leaving the club in the January window.
‘He’s not getting sold in January, no,’ Solskjaer said. ‘He’s training but he’s not been training with us for long. He’s training and that’s a step forward for us.
‘Yeah, of course (I understand all the interest around him) because he’s a fantastic player, a charismatic personality and for us we’re happy that he’s here.
‘We know that we’ve got one of the best players in the world when he’s playing well, when he gets fit.’
Former Liverpool midfielder Can has been demoted to a bit-part role under Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri and was left out of their squad for the Champions League.
The 25-year-old has only played seven times for Juventus so far this season.