Paul Pogba has begun negations with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the possibility of a summer move back to Old Trafford, according to reports from Sky Sports.
Whilst Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the French midfielder – with Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague and Pogba’s agent confirming the possibility of a move to the Bernabeu – it is understood that United lead the chase for the Juventus man, with a deal in excess of £100 million already being discussed.
The alleged move would smash the world transfer record set by Real Madrid back in 2013 when Los Blancos signed Tottenham and Wales Gareth Bale for an age £85.3 million.
New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has already added 3 new additions to his dressing room this summer: first signing Eric Bailly from Villarreal for £30 million; secondly Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a one year deal from PSG; and most recently Dortmund’s coveted attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
In his first press conference as United boss, the Portuguese manager alluded to the fact that his side needed 4 major signings this summer to make them ‘stable’ ahead of the new season, and it is now understood the fourth man is more than likely to be Pogba himself.
However, Mourinho will certainly want to be more than ‘stable’ ahead of next season, and has not discounted the possibility of more arrivals at Old Trafford before the season begins.
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