Manchester United are moving closer to secure Paul Pogba for a record £100Million from Juventus, making him the first footballer this season.
Four years after losing Pogba for nothing, United are prepared to break the bank to back their new manager Jose Mourinho, who will be unveiled in front of the world’s media on Tuesday.
Juventus have demanded a nine-figure sum for their 23-year-old player which has scared off United’s rivals Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester City.
Pogba has been a transfer target for some of Europe’s biggest clubs including the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the bookmakers have now made United the favorites to bring the midfield maestro back at Old Trafford.
Pogba was let go on a free transfer by than Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012, after which the French international signed for Juventus and has since developed himself into one of Europe’s elite.
However Paul’s dad said that a move to Real Madrid will be ‘interesting’ in a recent interview with Deportes Cuatro.
“It would be interesting for the family if Paul signed for Real Madrid,” Fassou Antoine Pogba said.
“We would like him to play in a better league, but it is up to him to decide what team he wants to play for and that is the situation we currently find ourselves in.”
Old Trafford are prepared to pay a price that will smash the £86m paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in 2013, and hand Pogba £250,000 a week.