Paul Pogba is the main character this summer. He’s been in the centre of all the gossips during the Euro due to the interest of Real Madrid and some other clubs in signing him. Juventus said loud and clear that they won’t sell the French footballer but some European clubs prefer not to listen the Italian team.
According to As, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is already in talks with Manchester United. José Mourinho wants a big squad for his first year as a ‘Red Devil’ and the board is willing to give the coach everything he wants. And Pogba is one of his target.
Real Madrid have frozen the talks with Juventus after knowing that Pogba’s transfer fee would be around 120M€ and the player wanted 15M€ per year. Real Madrid wouldn’t like to spend that amount of money but Manchester United could make the effort.
Raiola is talking these weeks a lot with the ‘Red Devils’ because he’s also Ibrahimovic’s agent, who is expected to arrive to Old Trafford very soon. Furthermore, Raiola also work with the Armenian player Mkhitaryan, who could sign for Manchester United. Therefore, in Raiola’s talks with Manchester United could be some space for Paul Pogba.
The French player is not brighting in this Euro. His performance is been very poor and in the last few days it looks like Real Madrid is dismissing the signing. With Casemiro, Kroos and Modric the midfield position could be covered and there is no need to spend 160M€ in just one player.
However, both Manchester United or Real Madrid will have difficulties to sign Pogba. The French player is happy in Torino and Juventus is about to offer a new contract to the player. According to Tuttosport, the salary will be raised from 4.0M€ to 4.5M€ and another 1.5M€ in goals. His current deal ends in 2019 and Juventus is offering a new deal ending in 2022.