Rumour: Manchester United lining-up move for Paul Pogba, who wants Real Madrid move

Manchester United still continues their chase for their fourth summer signing and the Red Devils have now turned their attention towards Paul Pogba.

Report coming from Sky Sports claims the Manchester outfit are interest in bringing the France international to the Old Trafford. Former Red Devils manager, Sir Alex Ferguson allowed him to leave United as a free agent in 2012 and he joined Juventus that summer.

Prior to his move to Juve, he has seen his stock rise and has gone on to become one of the most sort after midfielders in Europe.

Pogba is one of the key players in France squad at the on-going European championship, where the host country have reached the semi-final where they will take on Germany in the last four of the European championship.

The new United boss in his first press conference confirmed he’s interest in bringing four specialist to the Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

“We made a nucleus of four positions as a priority to give a certain balance to the squad, and a push in terms of quality that I want,” United manager explained.

“As you know, especially the ones with more vision, I am a manager that likes specialists, not multi-functional players.”

Moreover, Jose is close to completing third summer transfer for Borussia Dortmund’s playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan who’s also been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. He will follow defender Eric Bailly and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford.

The Armenian international and Ibrahimovic’s agent is Mino Raiola, who is also Pogba’s representative has reportedly held negotiations with the 20-time English champions in helping the duo join United and the English side are hoping to land his third client join them this summer.

The Old Lady are believed to be aware that the Pogba is attracting huge interest from top-host European clubs. As per Sky Sport, their report suggested the Serie A champions are looking for a fee excess of £80 million in to part ways with their star player.

United could be able to meet the Old Lady requirement for the French midfielder but they’ll be facing keen competition from Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in striking out a deal for him.

The Guardian in their report, claims Pogba’s most desired destination is the Spanish capital as he has his heart set on joining the Champions League winners.

However, it remains seen whom among the interested clubs they will meet with the Turin outfit asking price for him.

The same report also claims that Pogba will only join United, if Real decide against making an approach for his signature. Any deal is unlikely to be completed before the end of the Euro 2016 in France.

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