Manchester United are prepared to make a renewed bid to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer if the Italian club are ready to listen to offers for the Netherlands worldwide, sources have told ESPN.
Once it became clear De Ligt would be leaving Ajax Amsterdam last year, the Red Devils went after the 20-year-old's signature along with FC Barcelona and Juve, but fell out of the race when it appeared the defender was set on either the Spanish or Italian club.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with the exit door at Old Trafford, with his agent fuelling the fire of his impending move away, and it is thought he could be eyeing up a return to the Serie A giants.More news: Idris Elba and wife 'stuck in limbo' after completing coronavirus quarantine
Both the Blues and United have contacted the 20-year-old's representatives, but neither is yet willing to pay nearly £100m to secure his signature.
Speaking to Goal, former teammate Sagna explained why the Bianconeri seems the more likely destination for "Polpo".
"I see more Paul returning to Juventus because Cristiano [Ronaldo] is there and because Juventus is the club that made him shine", said Sagna. Pogba, who is 27, is under contract with United until 2021 and the club are keen for him to renew.More news: Russian Federation sends planeload of medical supplies to US
"Juve have bought some players like Ramsey and Cristiano".
ESPN don't suggest how much any deal between de Ligt and Manchester United could cost, although they do point out how long-term target Kalidou Koulibaly is still on their radar ahead of the new season.
But United could be interested in a part-exchange deal, which would be made easier by both players being represented by Mino Raiola.More news: IPhone 12 5G production ramp up postponed