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Saturday 1 October 2016

United in £100m bid for pogba

Mourinho has now set his sights on bringing Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford four years after the Frenchman’s acrimonious departure for Juventus. Picture credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Mourinho has now set his sights on bringing Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford four years after the Frenchman’s acrimonious departure for Juventus. Picture credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has begun negotiations that could see Paul Pogba return to Old Trafford in a world- record deal worth £100 million.

Juventus want to keep hold of the 23-year-old, but would find it hard to resist such a deal, which would see Pogba earning up to £300,000 a week at the club he left in 2012.

The player is also being courted by Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez.

Woodward will be familiar with negotiations with Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, having recently concluded the transfers of both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Mkhitaryan, both of whom are represented by the Dutch-based, Italian-born lawyer.

United manager Jose Mourinho now has just one of his four summer targets left to pursue.

Were he to fail to land Pogba, United are rumoured to be keen to turn their attentions to Pogba's French team-mate, Blaise Matuidi - who is also represented by Raiola

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