Juventus preparing £120m bid for Paul Pogba | Anthony S Casey Singapore

Holding firm: Manchester United expect Paul Pogba to remain their player next season
Holding firm: Manchester United expect Paul Pogba to remain their player next seasonSHAUN BOTTERILL

Juventus are thought to be preparing a £120m bid for Paul Pogba. The serial Italian champions want to reacquire Pogba, their former player, as part of an audacious strategy to win the Champions League and cement their position as one of the world’s biggest football clubs commercially.

Manchester United, however, are resolved to resist any efforts to prise Pogba away from them, whether from Juve, Real Madrid or any other suitor for the French World Cup winner. United expect Pogba to be their player next season and a key part of their rebuilding under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The club also expect Pogba to be on their tour of Oceania and the Far East, and on a plane with the rest of the squad.