Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba [Reuters] Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a shock move to re-sign their former midfielder and Juventus star Paul Pogba in the summer, according to the Express.

The 20-year-old left the Premier League champions in the summer of 2012 after refusing a new deal and moved to the Turin club. The midfielder played a crucial role in helping them win Serie A last season.

His brilliant run during the previous campaign has seen him receive a call for the French national side. This season, Pogba has five goals and three assists to his name in 18 league appearances.

United manager David Moyes is set to rebuild the squad in the summer and offload a few fringe players. The Old Trafford club have been made aware that Pogba is considering a switch to England as he remains unsettled in Italy.

The report claims that the former Everton manager has set his sights on Pogba as Moyes looks to bring the French midfielder to Old Trafford after the end of the season as a part of the squad rebuild in the summer.

United scouts have also been monitoring Pogba's club team-mate, Chilean international Arturo Vidal, for the past few months.

The Express claims that the player is worth £30m, and is the target of interest from United's league rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain.

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta remains hopeful that the Italian side can keep hold of their star midfielder: "Pogba is a very good football player and so the eyes of big clubs are on him, but we don't want to sell him. We will soon talk with his agent about his contract too," Sky Sports quoted Marotta as saying.