Manchester United are now leading the race to sign sign Paul Pogba from Juventus this summer, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Real Madrid are believed to be unwilling to match figures the Juventus have supposedly quoted and have put negotiations on hold, meaning Man United’s determination to sign the Frenchman has seen them become favourites to land his services.
AS report new Man United boss Jose Mourinho has made Pogba his number one target this summer and would be willing to meet Juventus’ staggering €120 million asking price.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been demanding a €25 million commission on top of the world record transfer fee which is a major hurdle in the negotiations and one of the reasons why Madrid have hit a wall.
His agent also looks after Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is said to be joining Man United after he retired from international football and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is currently trying to push through a move to Old Trafford.
Pogba left Man United for Turin four years ago on a free transfer after he grew frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson, but could be willing to return to his former club to work under new boss Mourinho.
United definitely don’t lack the funds to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford and with Mourinho looking to make a statement signing they are going the right way about building a world-class team capable of winning titles.