PARIS, Sporting Alert – Manchester United are serious about re-signing Paul Pogba and have made contact with Juventus about the Frenchman, according to AS.
In fact, the Spanish media outlet is reporting that the English Premier League club has begun talks with Juventus over a possible £97m world record transfer deal for Pogba in the summer transfer window.
Jose Mourinho has been a keen admirer of the talented central midfielder and will do everything possible to bring him back to Old Trafford this summer.
AS reports that Manchester United are planning to offer the player a £187,000-a-week contract, which is worth a stunning £9.75m a season.
Pogba left Old Trafford when his contract expired in 2012 after declining to sign a new deal presented to him by the club.
The midfielder left the English Premier League giants in search of first team football, after a fall-out with Sir Alex Ferguson, who opted to recall Paul Scholes out of retirement, rather than giving him a chance to play in the senior team.
Despite the presence of Mourinho in the background, Manchester United still face an uphill battle to persuade Pogba to return to the club, following reported interest from two of the world’s top sides.
Real Madrid have not hide their desires to sign the French international, while fellow Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are understood to be interested in his services as well.
Mourinho has the ability to attract big name players, but with Manchester United not in the Champions League this coming season, they could miss out on a lot of top targets, including Pogba.
The 23-year-old is currently with the national team for the Euro 2016 tournament, which is being hosted by France.
Juventus have constantly dismissed reports linking Pogba with a move away from the Serie A champions, but the Old Lady would certainly consider selling him if the right offer was to be made in the coming market.