Juventus have identified ‘s Paul Pogba as their key summer midfield target and Paulo Dybala could be used as part of a swap deal.

United’s French midfielder has endured a topsy-turvy spell at Old Trafford since rejoining the Premier League club in 2016 from Juventus, where he won four titles.

Reports in Italy claim that Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo spent several hours on Thursday discussing several transfer targets and outgoings with the club’s directors, with Dybala being named as the key depature this summer. 

And , the Serie A champions could convince Manchester United to give up their star midfielder by offering striker Dybala as part of the deal.

It would see Pirlo reunited with Pogba, the pair having played together in Juventus’ midfield for three seasons between 2012 and 2015.

They won three successive Serie A titles and also helped Juve reach the final of the Champions League in 2015, where they were beaten by Barca.

Argentine forward Dybala was recently crowned ‘Serie A MVP’ after leading Juventus to yet another Scudetto title. 

New Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo (above) has identified Pogba as his top target, say reports

New Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo (above) has identified Pogba as his top target, say reports

The 26-year-old won the award despite scoring 20 fewer league goals then Juventus’ top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. 

But Pirlo is thought to be looking for a proper centre-forward option for next season and Dybala does not fit Pirlo’s criteria.

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