Man Utd Eye €75m Summer Move For Long-Term Chelsea Target

By on September 4, 2014

The summer transfer window may be closed but managers are already thinking ahead to future transfer windows so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Manchester United are linked with Chelsea target Paul Pogba.

Manchester United are eyeing an audacious swoop for long-term Chelsea target Paul Pogba next summer if the midfielder fails to agree a new deal with Juventus, according to reports.

Pogba has two years remaining on his current deal and the Italians champions are desperate to try and tie him down to a long-term deal over the coming months as it’s beleived that Juve chiefs would rather cash-in next summer than risk losing him for nothing in 2016.

Initial negotiations are already under-way and the Serie A giants are hoping to agree terms soon, with CEO Beppe Morotta telling reporters recently:

“Pogba? We have had some negotiation with his agents, we hope to arrive at a positive conclusion shortly.” Morotta is quoted as saying by the Empress

However, the Express are reporting that should the two parties fail to agree terms, then United are ready to swoop for the €75m-rated French international, but are likely to face stiff competition from a number of top European clubs.

Pogba was tipped for a move away from Italy this summer with long-term admirers Chelsea strongly linked with a swoop for the 21-year-old at numerous points in recent months, and the player did little to play-down the rumours.

Jose Mourinho is understood to be a huge fan of the all-action midfielder and the Portuguese coach would surely be interested should Pogba come on the market at any point in the future.

Pogba initially joined United in 2009 and played for the youth team but struggled to make a breakthrough into the first team set-up. The youngster eventually grew tired of his lack of opportunities and joined Juventus on a free transfer in 2012 and has since forged a reputation as one of the best midfielders in world football.

There is still a distinct possibility that Pogba will commit his long-term future to Juve but it appears that United and possibly Chelsea are ready to try and lure him back to the Premier League should a new deal fail to be agreed over the coming months.


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