​Juventus have made enquiries over Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to reports coming out of Italy, which seems to suggest that the Serie A champions are preparing for life without Paul Pogba.

The Turin-based side are close to selling Pogba to Manchester United for the whopping sum of €120m, after snagging the French youngster for free back in 2011.


As per calciomercato.com (via ​Football Italia), Juve have considered Matuidi, Pogba's compatriot, a great replacement, and are seeking talks with the French champions.

Relations between the two clubs are believed to be quite rocky, but the fact that Pogba and Matuidi share the same agent in Mino Raiola leave Juve confident that a deal can be struck.

If the Pogba deal does go through, both Juve and Raiola stand to benefit immensely, with the agent to pocket €20m at United's expense.

Raiola, as a result, could be looking to strengthen his stance with the Serie A club by getting them a chief summer target.

It is understood that the Bianconeri's initial offer will be €30m plus bonuses, but PSG are said to want nothing less than €40m for the midfielder. Juventus can certainly afford, but the club's hierarchy feel that the sum is too high for a player who turns 30 next year.


Juventus intermediary has reportedly met with PSG to make enquiries, and it is believed that the possibility of signing Marco Verratti is being looked at as well. 

The Italian midfielder has expressed his desire to remain with his current club, however; while the Ligue 1 side have been told that Verratti is not for sale, despite Juve's willingness to splash the cash in that direction.