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Juve’s Paratici at United’s London office but for which deal?

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Juventus director Fabio Paratici has apparently been seen in London at the Manchester United office, to discuss a possible transfer, but for which player?

Paratici is the main man at Juve when it comes to negotiating transfers. He signs them and he sells them, and that’s his job.

So when he is apparently spotted at the United London office, he is not stopping by on his way home to his Turin mansion for a quick chat and a cup of tea.

Juve has two deals they are interested in discussing with United, while United also have an eye on a Juve prospect too.

Paratici wants to offload Maurizio Sarri cast-off Mario Mandzukic.

It remains to be seen if he is really who Solskjaer wants to bring in, but if the price is right he may consider a deal.

Then, of course, there is the Paul Pogba saga.

Juve has made no secret that they would be interested in re-signing Pogba. Paratici will be feeling the ground to see if a deal is really viable or not.

United will only take Mandzukic if the deal is a steal, they don’t really want a thirty-something coming for a payday.

As for Pogba, they will cash in on the hit and miss superstar if someone meets their 150 million pound-plus valuation.

What United will want to discuss with Juventus and Paratici is the availability of Turkish prodigy Merih Demiral.

It’s clear the parties have a lot to discuss, it could be a busy window between Manchester United and Juventus.