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Paul Pogba: Juventus meeting Manchester United midfielder's representatives on Monday

Paul Pogba is set to leave Man Utd when his contract ends next month and can't officially speak to any English club until then, making him increasingly likely to move abroad; Juventus have made the first move by inviting his agent Rafaela Pimenta for talks in Turin

Manchester United's Paul Pogba ahead of a pre-season friendly match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 7, 2021.
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Juventus are meeting Paul Pogba's representatives on Monday as they begin talks over a potential return to Turin.

The 29-year-old is set to leave United when his contract ends next month and he cannot officially speak to any English club until then, making him increasingly likely to move abroad.

Juventus have made the first move by inviting his agent Rafaela Pimenta for talks in Turin to understand the feasibility of a potential transfer.

Pimenta, a Brazilian lawyer, is currently looking after Pogba's interests after his former agent Mino Raiola died in April.

As well as Juventus, Pogba's representatives remain in dialogue with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. A potential stay in the Premier League has also not been ruled out.

Interestingly, one source has told Sky Sports News Pogba would welcome the opportunity to speak to Erik ten Hag before making a final decision on his future. There has been no fresh contract offer from United since last summer.

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Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp locked horns as they debated whether Pogba would be a good signing for rivals Manchester City

The France international would be open to a return to Turin, where he played between 2012 and 2016 and would reunite with his former boss Max Allegri.

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Juventus would not be able to offer Pogba a better financial package than their competitors, but know that he will make a footballing decision and hope he will choose their project.

Should a transfer materialise, it would be the second time the Italian giants have signed Pogba on a free transfer from United.

In 2012, Juventus signed the then-19-year-old and sold him back to United for £94.5m in 2016 after he flourished into one of Europe's best young stars.

Pogba registered one goal and nine assists for United in an injury-troubled season as he continues to fight to be fit for their final game of the season at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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Ten Hag suggests he'll start Man Utd job on Monday

Erik ten Hag has suggested he will begin work as Manchester United boss on Monday after admitting "there is a lot of work to be done" at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag, who was appointed United manager last month, took charge of his final game as Ajax boss on Sunday with a 2-2 draw at Vitesse, having already led them to the Eredivisie title.

But following the game, the 52-year-old said he will not be part of Ajax's post-season trip to Curacao as he turns his attention to the United job.

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Erik ten Hag says that he will not travel on Ajax's post-season trip and suggests he will start working for Manchester United this week.

He said: "Yes, there will be a party tomorrow [Monday] with the entire staff, but that will be it then.

"No, I will not be joining them [to Curacao]. That is correct, I think that's understandable.

"There's a lot of work to be done there [at United]. Of course. There's a lot of work at every club. A manager's job is especially focused on the preparations for next season. And there's a lot of work to be done in that regard.

"Regarding the staff, there are several things that need to be organised. And also regarding the team and over the next several days, or actually as of tomorrow [Monday], we will be focusing on that intensively."

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