As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Pogba pulls back from Man Utd contract talks as Pirlo circles

Paul Pogba is pulling back from new contract talks with Manchester United, it has been revealed.

Tuttosport says Pogba is waiting for a chance to return to Juventus next year and is therefore stalling on a renewal of his United contract.

The Frenchman, who moved from the Old Lady to United in 2016 for a then-world record deal of £89m, has constantly been linked with a return to the Serie A champions.

With Andrea Pirlo, who Pogba played alongside in midfield during three of his four years in Turin, now the manager at Juventus, the 27-year-old is eyeing a reunion for 2021.

The French World Cup winner currently has a deal at United until next summer, though there is an option to extend that by a year to 2022.

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free