Maurizio Sarri has vowed to “succeed” with Paul Pogba at Juventus, should the Italian giants re-sign the midfielder from Manchester United.
Sarri was confirmed as Juventus’ new manager on Sunday following his exit from Chelsea after just one season in south-west London.
The Italian has reportedly already been in touch with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici via his agent, and has chatted with him about the many transfer targets on the club’s wishlist.
One name that has caught Sarri’s attention more than any other is Pogba’s.
The France international used to play for Juventus and while Sarri has never worked with him, he knows of him from his time in the Premier League.
According to Calciomercato, upon learning of Juve’s interest in the Man United midfielder, Sarri announced: “I succeeded with [Eden] Hazard, I can also do it with a phenomenon like Pogba.”
Pogba is keen to leave Manchester United this summer and publicly confirmed this to reporters in Japan on Sunday.
“Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well.
“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Real Madrid and Juventus are the front-runners to secure the Frenchman’s signature, but Manchester United are holding out for £150million.