Juventus are reportedly ready to terminate Paul Pogba's contract
The Italian side are ready to cut their losses on the player.
Juventus are reportedly considering selling Paul Pogba or even terminating his contract less than a year after the player returned to the club.
The former Manchester United midfielder suffered a knee injury last summer and has yet to play a single minute in his second spell in Turin.
According to reports in Italy, Juventus are exploring their options and may even rip up his contract at the end of the season.
The France midfielder, 29, re-joined Juventus last summer on a free transfer after his contract with Man United expired.
Pogba, however, has yet to play a single minute of football for the Serie A side this season. In a pre-season friendly last summer, the midfielder suffered a knee injury that was expected to miss two months of football.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are frustrated with him and his apparent lack of progress as he returns from the injury.
Pogba signed a four-year deal with the Turin club last summer. If Juventus were to sell him, it is understood that they would prefer to do business with an MLS team rather than a European side. If they can't sell him, they may terminate his contract.
According to reports, Pogba initially rejected the option of surgery as it would have ruled him out of the World Cup in Qatar. In September, he underwent surgery and missed the tournament anyway. He has yet to return to action.
Pogba has not played a competitive match since Man United's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last April. In six years at Old Trafford, the 29-year-old missed 100 matches due to injury.
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In his first spell with Juventus, Pogba scored 34 goals in 178 games and helped the Turin side win four Serie A titles before joining Man United for £90m in 2016.
Juventus are also experiencing a difficult season off the pitch, which may explain their reported eagerness to trim their wage bill.
In January, the Turin side were docked 15 points for 'financial irregularities' and 'false accounting' relating to transfer deals. They are currently in 13th place in Serie A.
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