Juventus respond to transfer links of Manchester United and Chelsea club-record signings
Posted: 19 April 2018 Time: 14:30
After falling short in the UEFA Champions League again, Juventus are exploring the options of a sensational return of two Premier League superstars.
Juventus have returned to their dominating force in the Serie A with six consecutive league titles and remain on course for their seventh but have struggled to succeed in Europe.
With their last success in the Champions League dating back to the 1995/96 season, a crucial off-season transfer assault looks set to take place and former stars Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata have surfaced as potential returnees.
Both players have struggled to make the desired impacts at their respective Premier League clubs, with mammoth transfer-tags weighing down on their performances.
But the Bianconeri general manager Giuseppe Marotta insinuated re-signing players like Pogba, who left for a then world-record £93.25m (R1.6b) deal to Manchester United and Morata, who joined the Blues via Real Madrid for £58m (R985m) - would require selling off some of their current stars.
"I do not believe in players coming back after having gone away, but there are also exceptions," Marotta told Mediaset. "[Pogba and Morata are] professionals who left a good memory but the market valuations they have achieved represent a mirage for us
"[Gonzalo] Higuain cost us £75.3m (R1.3b)? Yes, but it was an extraordinary purchase, made after the sale of Pogba."