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Juventus: Allegri offers timeline for Pogba return

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The French midfielder is yet to make his second debut for the Bianconeri since joining the club in the summer.

Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Paul Pogba could return to action for Juventus later this month.

Pogba returned to Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United in the summer. However, he suffered a knee issue in pre-season that has kept him out of action so far this season.

The Frenchman looked close to full recovery in October, but another setback before World Cup delayed his comeback.

Allegri confirms Pogba will be able to make his second debut for Juve in January.

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“He’s running. The most important thing is that at the moment is that the knee isn’t bothering him and it hasn’t swollen,” Allegri told reporters. 

“If he proceeds like this, maybe within 15-20 days he will be able to be with the team, but it all depends on his evolution.

“When the pace picks up we’ll see how much and if he can train with the team. If everything goes smoothly, we’ll see step by step.”

In addition to Pogba, Federico Chiesa is also close to coming back from a long-term injury. The returns of Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes from Argentina’s World Cup celebrations also provide Allegri’s side with two major squad boosts ahead of their Serie A match against Cremonese on Wednesday.

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