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Rumour: Manchester United interested in Paul Pogba, who wants Real Madrid move

Chris David
28.54K   //    06 Jul 2016, 00:48 IST
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Paul Pogba has yet again been making the headlines in the off-season

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

Sky Sports claims the Premier League giants are interested in bringing the France international back to Old Trafford. Former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson allowed him to leave United as a free agent in 2012 and he joined Juventus that summer.

After moving to Italy, Pogba has gone on to become one of the most sought out midfielders in Europe. He is one of the key players in France squad at the European championship, where they have reached the semi-final where they will take on Germany in the last four of the Euro 2016.

Mourinho in his first press conference admitted that he wants to bring in four specialists 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."

Also read: Jose Mourinho explains why Ryan Giggs left Manchester United

United are close to completing their third summer transfer as Henrikh Mkhitaryan will follow defender Eric Bailly and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford. It is believed that Pogba will be the fourth player that is targeted by the former Chelsea manager.

Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic's agent is Mino Raiola, who is also Pogba's representative. Raiola has already held negotiations with the 20-time English champions in helping two of his clients join United and the English side are hoping to land his third client join them this summer.

Juventus are aware that Pogba is attracting interest from the European heavyweights. Sky Sports' report suggests that the Italian side are looking for a fee excess of £80 million in order to part ways with their star player.

United are not the only side interested in signing the midfielder. They will face competition from Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in signing him. According to The Guardian, Pogba's preferred destination in the Spanish capital club as he has his heart set on joining the Champions League winners.

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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