Lionel Messi demands Liverpool superstar at Barcelona, Chelsea to complete signing of Premier League striker in the coming weeks and more: Transfer Roundup, 15 December 2018
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We are almost halfway through December and are just a little more than a couple of weeks away from the January transfer window. It's a busy time for football clubs both on the pitch and off it.
While the winter transfer window offers the teams a chance to get reinforcements and bolster their ranks, it also affords them the opportunity to offload some deadwood and free up their wage bills.
Several top teams are expected to splurge in the winter transfer window and if the activity from last January is anything to go by, expect no big team to hold back this time around as well.
Anyway, let's take a look at the top transfer stories that made headlines on 15th December 2018.
Juventus to make £72 million bid for Paul Pogba
Pogba's former clubs and Italian giants Juventus are preparing to make an audacious move for Manchester United's out of favour midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Tutto Mercato Web. The Old Lady are going to offer full back Alex Sandro in exchange for the Frenchman.
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho have been at odds for a long time and the situation has only worsened over the past month with Pogba putting in some ordinary performances.
Pogba joined Manchester United in the summer of 2015 for a then world record £89 million but has failed to live up to expectations and now looks a shadow of the player that United thought they were buying.
It was believed that with Luke Shaw improving drastically and Ashley Young also playing well at left-back, it is unlikely that Manchester United will agree to such a deal. But the report claims that United send their scouts in a jet to watch Sandro play in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Pogba's future at Manchester United looks more uncertain now than ever before. The report adds that while a January deal could happen, it is more likely that the clubs will do their business in the summer.