Juventus is making one last stand to keep Paul Pogba in Turin and stave off interest from Manchester United.
Following the completion of EURO 2016 Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, claims Juve have offered Pogba a huge new contract said to be worth over $168,000 per week.
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That’s a huge pay rise for Pogba, 23, who had an up and down tournament for hosts nation France as they lost in the final to Portugal on Sunday.
United are said to be willing to pay a world record fee in excess of $130 million for Pogba with speculation suggesting that Real Madrid have pulled out of any deal for the midfielder due to concerns over the price.
Pogba was of course previously at United but left as a teenager but after failing to get significant minutes under Sir Alex Ferguson he joined Juve in 2012 from United for a compensation fee of just over $1.2 million but now he could be heading back to Old Trafford with new manager Jose Mourinho lining him up as his final big transfer of the summer.
United has already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the Portuguese coach stated last week that he has claimed three of the four transfer targets he asked for ahead of his debut season in charge of the Red Devils.
Blaise Matuidi has been heavily linked with a move to United but it is believed he’s a backup option if Pogba decides to stay at Juve, the club where he has won four-straight Serie A titles since joining.
Pogba’s driving runs from midfield are well known and everyone believes his powerful play and finesse on the ball would suit the Premier League perfectly.
It seems like United will have to battle hard to get their man because Juve is throwing the kitchen sink at Pogba.