Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly given Juventus his seal of approval to move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Juventus are weighing up whether to swoop for Pogba in the January transfer window, after the Turin club were linked with the French midfielder throughout the summer.
The summer window was dominated by speculation around, with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believed to have been keen on taking the World Cup winner to the Bernabeu.
However, United held firm in their £180million valuation of the 26-year-old midfielder and Pogba stayed at Old Trafford, although he is currently out until early December with an ankle injury.
Spanish publication El Desmarque claims both Real and Juventus are keen to renew their efforts to sign Pogba.
And the publication says Juventus ace Ronaldo gave the okay to a move for Pogba after being consulted by the club over the French midfielder.
Juventus signed Pogba from United on a free transfer in 2012, before selling him back for a then world-record £94.5m four years later.
El Desmarque also claims Real are pondering whether to test United’s resolve with a £150m bid.
Considering Pogba’s indifferent form and his current injury, United may be tempted to sell for less than the £180m they wanted in the summer.
And according to El Desmarque, Real reckon they can help restore Pogba’s best form if they can tempt United into selling.
The sale of Pogba could help United fund January moves for transfer targets Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland
Borussia Dortmund and England winger Sancho is valued at around £100m, while RB Salzburg and Norway striker Haaland could cost around £85m.
Despite a clutch of goals and assists already this season, Sancho was hauled off after just 36 minutes of Dortmund’s recent clash with title rivals Bayern Munich.
That came on the back of Sancho being fined by Dortmund for returning late from England duty following last month’s international break.
The feeling at United is there is an opportunity to take advantage of the discord between Sancho and Dortmund, with a January bid that could ultimately suit both parties.
With Haaland, United hope his relationship with Solskjaer, who managed him at Molde, can give them a head start over their rivals in the race to sign Europe’s most prolific young striker.
Haaland, son of former City and Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge, has made an explosive start to the season, scoring 22 goals in 16 appearances, including seven in the Champions League.