Reds rebuffed as Juve play poker over Pogba

24 Jul

Manchester United have offered £100 million for Paul Pogba but Juventus are demanding more, according to Sky Italia.

Man United: Reds rebuffed as Juve play poker over PogbaMan United: Reds rebuffed as Juve play poker over Pogba

The Red Devils’ latest offer is understood to be made up of 110m euros (£91.67m) up front and 10m euros (£8.33m) in add-on payments.

Juventus are also in the process of signing Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for another huge fee but the Sky Italia report, which comes via the respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, states the two deals are unconnected.

“If Pogba is to be sold it will be for the right price, on Juve’s conditions and without discounts,” stated the broadcaster, with Di Marzio adding that it is “remotely possible” Pogba remains at Juventus.

Various former footballers, including United legend Paul Scholes, have said they don’t believe the Frenchman is worth a world record fee but Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward appears intent on completing the deal to keep new manager Jose Mourinho happy.

The Portuguese boss could be forced to move down his list of midfield targets to a second choice if Juventus aren’t bluffing with their determination to hold onto Pogba.


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