Indeed, if Juventus lose Pogba to Manchester United, their ideal replacement is his France global team-mate Sissoko.
FC's Gab Marcotti gives his take on Manchester United signing Eric Bailly and speaks to the rumours that Paul Pogba could be set for a return to Old Trafford.
Despite reports of a deal with Manchester United, Mino Raiola says Paul Pogba may not leave Juventus.
The 28-year-old Mata, who was Mourinho's former ward at Chelsea, was sold by the Special One to United in January 2014 because he did not possess the "physicality" Mourinho wanted in his midfield. "It is utter madness".
"He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go".
Caught Offside reported that the Red Devils "have offered Jose Mourinho-disliked Juan Mata to Juventus in their attempts to re-sign Paul Pogba" after transfer rival Real Madrid allegedly gave up on their pursuit of the 23-year-old France global.
Pogba's participation in Euro 2016 came to a disappointing end on Sunday after Portugal's shock 1-0 final victory over Les Bleus, with the Juve talisman now expected to mull over his future in the coming days. Rather, they want to renew his contract.
Raiola said Pogba is not desperate to move and he knows where the midfielder would like to spend next season, but added: "We didn't talk about transfers during the Euros". Two times within the space of a day he's given detailed quotes directly on Pogba's future, teasing interest from other clubs and made it clear he's happy to keep the rumour mill turning and churning.
New United boss Jose Mourinho has already completed the signings of defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the Portuguese recently stated his desire to wrap up his transfer business swiftly.