MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly agreed to return to Juventus having taken a huge pay cut.
The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at Old Trafford to expire at the end of the season.
Paul Pogba will be departing Manchester United after six years having failed to sign a new dealCredit: Rex
Juventus are claimed to have won the race to sign Pogba on a free transferCredit: AFP
Manchester City were believed to have been keen to snap up the 2018 World Cup winner, but Pogba feared a fan backlash from the United faithful.
Meanwhile Paris Saint-Germain had been desperate to sign the player in their bid to bring him back to his native France.
But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, it is Juventus that have won the race to secure his services.
It will be the second time that the Old Lady have signed him on a free after he initially ran his contract down at the Theatre of Dreams in 2012.
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He stayed for four years where he won the Serie A title in each season before returning to United in a club-record transfer.
Gazzetta state that Pogba will earn £8.5million-a-year in Turin after bonuses.
The Frenchman has taken a whopping pay cut in order to link up with Juve again.
Pogba currently earns £290,000-a-week at United, but he will now be pocketing £163k-per-week in Italy.
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It is understood that Juve’s sporting director Federico Cherubini jetted into London earlier this week to hold talks with Pogba’s representatives.
Pogba is said to have been offered a three-year deal after Massimiliano Allegri made him his top target.
According to the Daily Mail, PSG swooped in late in order to convince him to join the Ligue 1 champions.
But it appears that Pogba has his heart set on a reunion with the Serie A giants.