Juventus are reportedly ready to offer two players to Man Utd in a bid to prise Paul Pogba back to the club.
The French midfielder wants out of Old Trafford, with Juve and Real Madrid both interested in acquiring his services.
Pogba favoured a move to Spain, but Madrid have gone cold after United slapped a £179 million price tag on his head.
Now Juve are hoping to steal in and seal Pogba’s return to the club where he spent four years from 2012-2016.
Tuttosport claim that the Serie A giants will try and tempt United by offering ex-Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and veteran striker Mario Mandzukic as part of the deal.
Mandzukic, 33, stayed with Juve despite being targeted by United in the summer, but is not part of boss Maurizio Sarri’s future plans.
Meanwhile Can, 25, is only playing a bit-part role in first-team affairs after being omitted from Juve’s Champions League squad.
United are unlikely to accept an offer for Pogba unless a significant fee is paid in addition to the two players, but it is unclear whether Juventus are prepared to do so.
Madrid’s interest in Pogba has fizzled out further since the summer due to the emergence of youngster Fede Valverde.
The 21-year-old Uruguayan midfielder has been a stand-out performer for Los Blancos this season having returned from a season-long loan spell with Deportivo La Coruna.
Valverde has emerged as their main man in midfield after a string of injuries early in the season – and Marca report Zidane is now confident they are better off without Pogba.
Meanwhile United could use any funds from the sale of Pogba to launch bids for prime targets Declan Rice and Khalidou Koulibaly next summer.
According to Goal , United chiefs are determined to continue the rebuilding of their squad and have set their sights on both players, regardless of whether manager Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer is still in charge or not.