Ronaldo/Pogba Mega Swap On The Cards As Juve Prepare Man Utd Bid

Independent’s chief reporter Miguel Delaney believes that a mega swap could be on the cards to get Paul Pogba to Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo moving to Manchester United.

Speaking to the Football Ramble show, Delaney said: “Talking to people during the week because I've been doing something on the Paul Pogba situation, which is connected to Ronaldo, and the fact that Juventus might actually be interested in a swap.

“It's not impossible. Connected to all that was the view that ultimately, Juventus are trying to install this collective idea of football.”

But there has been speculation that the Portuguese superstar, who cost £89m to sign from Real Madrid, could be on the way out as the club look to cut down their wage bill.

And the pundit suggested that a desire to create a structure for the future is also part of the reasons they would pursue a swap deal for Pogba.

Delaney added: “They [Juventus] tried it with Sarri, now they're trying do it with Pirlo, but that is almost impossible to do while Ronaldo is there, because the way he plays, he just doesn't really fit into that collective approach.

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“Now, obviously that was not a problem at all when he was at his absolute maximum, but now it means, even more than ever, Juventus have to play a certain way.”

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