Juventus have been linked with a move to re-sign Paul Pogba for years, and recent reports have claimed they have already opened discussions over a deal to bring the World Cup winner back to Turin.
But European football journalist Kevin Hatchard has told talkSPORT the Serie A return won’t be happening in the January transfer window, and the France international will have to wait until the summer to leave United for the second time in his career.
“I think they will probably wait until the summer,” he told The Sports Bar.
“Mino Raiola, his agent, has alluded to that, he said ‘when I was talking about his future, I’m talking about the end of the season’.
“It’s very difficult to do that kind of deal in January, and I think that’s right.
“I’d be very surprised if Juventus made that move mid-season. I think they’d have to get a fair few numbers in order by the end of the campaign and see exactly what they’re working with.
“So it would be a big surprise to see him go mid-season.”