Manchester United have offered Paul Pogba to Juventus in a proposed swap deal for Douglas Costa, according to reports in Italy.
The French World Cup winner has been instrumental in the Reds’ upturn in form in recent weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side boasting a 100-per-cent record from the Norwegian’s five games in charge.
Pogba netted four goals and provided three assists in that period in a run of form that saw him named United’s player of the month for December.
The 25-year-old, who has been passed fit to play against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, was at odds with former United manager Jose Mourinho for much of the Portuguese’s final 12 months at the club before his dismissal on December 18.
The pair were embroiled in a war of words from the beginning of the campaign, and Pogba was stripped of the club’s vice-captaincy in September after criticizing Mourinho’s negative tactics following the home draw against Wolves.
Many observers believed it to be a case of Mourinho or Pogba at the club and the academy graduate has asserted himself as a vital component of Solskjaer’s reinvigorated side over the past three weeks.
Pogba, who scored twice against both Huddersfield and Bournemouth at the end of last month, was on the receiving end of a horror tackle from Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey that kept him out of the FA Cup third round victory against Reading.
The former Juventus star trained with United’s first-team during the five-day warm weather camp in Dubai and is set to feature from the outset against Spurs at Wembley as United look to claw back ground on the Premier League’s top four.
But Tuttosport claim that United are prepared to let their most marketable asset leave the club to secure the services of Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 28.
The 5ft 5ins wide man is still to score a goal for club or country this season after 22 appearances.