Italian champions Juventus will use the money they receive from the sale of Paul Pogba - if indeed they decide to let him go - to fund a big money move for either Radamel Falcao or Edinson Cavani.
According to Italy-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport the Turin based outfit are loath to part with their brightest star this month and will put up a stern resistance when it comes to the summer transfer window as well.
Pogba sale possible
However, with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea said to be prepared to spend big on the France international, they may be left with little option but to consent to his departure.
This comes in the wake of his agent, Mino Raiola, claiming earlier this week that his future did not lie in Serie A, with comments that heavily suggested this season could be his last with the Old Lady.
Pogba only signed a new contract tying him with Juve until 2019 back in October 2014, but that hasn’t stopped some of Europe’s biggest clubs - Real Madrid included - retaining their interest.
£77 million is the mooted transfer fee for the youngster, which would give Massimo Allegri the funds he needs to launch an assault for Falcao or Cavani. The two strikers have been experiencing dips in form recently, with Falcao not having yet come to grips with life in England and his Paris Saint-Germain counterpart playing second-fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Ligue 1.
Falcao or Cavani
The former of those two, who is currently playing for Manchester United on a season-long loan deal, is said to be worth £44 million, with AS Monaco almost certain to sell to other suitors if Louis van Gaal decides not to take him to Old Trafford on a permanent deal when the campaign comes to its climax.
Cavani has been rated at a similar figure, with recent estimates pegging him at as much as £62 million. Either way Juventus would have the money if Pogba does leave the Juventus Stadium, and with ambitions to take their domestic dominance onto the European stage ranking high, the Bianconeri chiefs would have the motivations to pay big for a world-class import.
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