Jose Mourinho is keen to make the Juventus midfielder his fourth addition of the summer, and with Pogba’s agent being Mino Raiola, who United have successfully had neogitations with twice already this summer, there is a growing confidence at Old Trafford that the deal could be done.
The Juventus star may not be interested in a move back to Old Trafford
However, Juventus have made it clear to United that Pogba is not for sale, despite a £100m offer may being too tempting to turn down. It is still unclear whether the France international, who left United in 2012 on a free transfer, would be interested in a return to his former club. There is no doubting United’s desire to bring their former player to Old Trafford, and they certaintly have the funds to to pull what would be the world’s largest transfer ever off.
Real Madrid still confident in signing Pogba
Real Madrid are the main threats to United in the chase for the Juve midfielder and have also held talks with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola. Raiola has been quoted previously as saying that a move to the Bernabeu would be a good move for his client as it will be key in his clients ambition to win the Balon’dor. Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez are still confident the midfielder wants to move to the club, however United may offer the money for Pogba that Real can not compete with.
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The Spanish newspaper claim United have began talks with Juventus over a £97.5million deal. The massive transfer fee would be a world record fee for a player, dwarfing Gareth Bales move to Real Madrid in 2013 for £85.3million.
Real Madrid are also known to be interested in Pogba, 23, but have balked at the commission demanded by his agent Mino Raiola, thought to be £19million. Real will not pursue the Frenchman due to the rise in his valuation and are known to not be keen on being dragged into a bidding war with United.
This has given Mourinho and United the freedom to begin talks with the Turin based club. Jose Mourinho is more than willing to spend more than half of his transfer kitty on Pogba with United willing to offer him £187,000-a-week contract, worth £9.75m a season.
Pogba would thrive in the Premier League
Pogba is arguably the best central midfield player in the world and would add much needed quality to the United midfield. The 23-year-old would add the commanding presence missing since the days of Roy Keane. The powerful Frenchman also has the technical quality and range of passing currently missing in the United engine room.
The former United player is exactly the type of player who would continue to thrive in The Premier League. He has a great eye for goal and can play the killer pass to open up defences. One of Pogba’s greatest assets is his ability to pick the ball up from deep and run with the ball, quickly turning defence into attack.
The signing of Paul Pogba would make the world of football stop and listen. It would be Mourinho’s way of saying “Im back.” United have struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson left but with Mourinho now at the helm and signing proven, world class players it wont be long before United are back amongst Europe’s Elite once more.
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Man City and Barcelona looked favourites to sign the Juventus star this summer but new City boss Guardiola is looking at different options and Barcelona seem to have been priced out of any potential move. Real Madrid also remain interested but are yet to follow up on any potential deal.
United will not be perturbed by the huge transfer fee as they look to rebuild a squad capable of challenging for domestic and European success once more.
Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of Pogba, after he tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea, and wants to build the United midfield around him.
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Squawka have reported that Manchester United could make a shock move for Italy coach Antonio Conte in the summer.
It is understood that Conte is not keen on renewing his contract with the Italian national team which expires after the Euro’s in France. This has put many European clubs on alert, including Manchester United.
Conte, 46, has had success as a manager most notably with Juventus. He won three Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana cups with the Italian giants.
However, there would be a disadvantage should Man United employ him in that he has not had any experience playing or managing in England.
Chelsea are also reported to be interested in securing the services of Conte while Roma have already made contact.
If you would like to read the full report on the Squawka website, please click here.
Do you think Conte would be a good fit for Man United? Would you rather have Conte over Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola?