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Report: Coronavirus cancelled Juventus talks for Pogba return

Although the season has been interrupted and paused since the first week of March, Paul Pogba’s last start for United was almost 8 months ago.

The Frenchman started against Arsenal at home on September 30 and has only made two substitute appearances since.

It is only natural that departure rumours start floating around but the feeling among fans has been that the United academy graduate’s time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.

According to recent reports, United are growing ever more confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a new contract. They came as surprising revelations after the midfielder’s camp swiftly ended United’s attempt to enter negotiations at the end of last season.

Italian football expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed in an interview with United Stand TV, sponsored by utdreport, that Juventus and United would have met regarding Paul Pogba had it not been for coronavirus.

The journalist also says that United don’t need to sell Pogba and that they are in a good position to keep him.

“Mino Raiola and Manchester United were scheduled to have a meeting at the start of April but it has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

“Juventus have made Pogba their top target for next summer. Like Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Light, Juve want to target a top player every year. Pogba would be happy to go back to Italy.

“Why would United let Paul Pogba leave in this moment, with a lower price than €100m? It’s impossible. Manchester United say ‘Okay, you want Pogba? You have to pay for Pogba’.

“United haven’t received any bids from Juventus for Pogba. If coronavirus wasn’t in the way, Juve were going to start talks with Manchester United”

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