Man United demand £44m Juventus star as part of Paul Pogba transfer deal

Manchester United have held talks with Juventus over a mammoth deal for Paul Pogba and have told the Italian champions they want Joao Cancelo in exchange for the Frenchman.

Pogba is being chased by both Juve and Real Madrid this summer, though United are adamant they will not let the World Cup winner leave unless they receive an offer that is too good to turn down.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Juve director Fabio Paratici travelled to London this week and spoke with United chiefs face-to-face about signing Pogba.

While United would want upwards of £130m for the 26-year-old – a huge profit on the £89m they paid to Juve three years ago – the outlay could be lowered if players are included in the deal.

United made it clear they would be interested in signing Cancelo, who looks likely to leave Turin this summer and had been closing in on a £44m move to Manchester City.

However, the Premier League champions are yet to wrap up a deal for the Portugal international as they need to offload Danilo first and United have swooped in, expressing their interest in the full-back.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a new right-back one of his top priorities this summer, with Antonio Valencia having left the club and Ashley Young turning 34 next month.