Thursday 22 February 2018

Man United fail with world-record £100m Paul Pogba bid

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

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Manchester United have reportedly failed with a world-record offer to Juventus for Paul Pogba.

The France midfielder left Old Trafford four years ago after failing to make a sustained first-team breakthrough.

He is now among the world's most valuable players, and the Guardian says United offered a transfer package worth £100million to the Serie A champions.

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According to the newspaper, Juventus turned down the offer and are seeking a basic fee of £100million plus £8million in add-ons.

United are in China for a short pre-season trip but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has stayed behind to lead the Pogba negotiations, according to several national newspapers.

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Pogba, 23, has won four successive Italian league titles with Juventus.

Should he join United, he would become a third high-profile recruit by new manager Jose Mourinho, after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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