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Tuesday Papers: Paul Pogba, Kieran Tierney, Salomon Rondon

What the papers say Manchester United have reportedly been offered Paris St Germain star Neymar  in a straight swap for Paul Pogba. The Independent says the deal for the 27-year-old Brazil forward was proposed to the Red Devils, but refused on the basis it was too expensive for United to justify. Pogba, 26, is said to be keen to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid but the Frenchman is also interested in Juventus and PSG. Half of Arsenal‘s summer transfer budget of £45m will need to be used if the Gunners want to secure Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, the Telegraph reports. The Scotland international is valued by his current club at about  £25m, meaning that he could become the most expensive player Celtic has ever sold. The Ladbrokes Premiership champions have reportedly refused two ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘expects Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku for pre-season’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggests that he expects Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to report for pre-season despite speculation over their futures. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that he expects to see Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku report for pre-season duties despite ongoing speculation over their futures. United’s two most expensive signings of all time have both been heavily linked with moves away from Old Trafford this summer following a tumultuous campaign which saw the Red Devils miss out on Champions League qualification. Pogba is wanted by Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in what is likely to be a mega-money deal, while Inter Milan are understood to be lining up a move for Lukaku, who lost his place in the team to Ma...

Manchester United turn down Neymar, Paul Pogba swap deal?

Paris Saint-Germain raised the possibility of a deal with Manchester United that would see Neymar and Paul Pogba exchange clubs, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly rejected the opportunity to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain as part of a swap deal involving Paul Pogba. Pogba admitted for the first time earlier this month that he is considering a move away from United this summer, while Neymar is rumoured to be angling for a way out of the French capital. According to The Independent, PSG have attempted to find a solution to the impasse by approaching the Red Devils regarding a straight swap. However, United knocked back the proposal as they feel it would be too difficult to justify Neymar’s wage, which is an astronomical £900,000 a week with various add-ons ...

Christian Karembeu: ‘Paul Pogba ready for Real Madrid move’

Former Real Madrid and France midfielder Christian Karembeu believes that compatriot Paul Pogba is “ready” to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United this summer. Former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu has insisted that Paul Pogba is “ready” to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United this summer. The 26-year-old’s future was already the subject of intense speculation before he poured more fuel on the flames earlier this month by admitting that he is open to a “new challenge” following a tumultuous campaign at Old Trafford. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked with moves for the France international, but Real Madrid have long been regarded as frontrunners for his signature. Karembeu, who like Pogba won the W...

Manchester United players want Paul Pogba to leave?

There is an acceptance inside the Manchester United dressing room that Paul Pogba must be sold for the good of the club, according to a report. Manchester United‘s first-team players reportedly believe Paul Pogba should leave Old Trafford this summer for the good of the club. The France international admitted for the first time earlier this month that he is open to quitting United, three years after joining from Juventus in a then-record £89m move. Interest has been shown by Real Madrid and ex-team Juve, but the Red Devils are rumoured to be holding out for a £160m offer. Pogba remains a popular member of the dressing room but, according to The Sun, there is an acceptance that the 26-year-old must be sold if there is to be a fresh start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The report adds tha...

Juventus to end pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba?

Juventus will reportedly contemplate ending their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba if it means securing a deal for Ajax defender Matthijas de Ligt. Juventus are reportedly prepared to withdraw their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in order to sign Matthijs de Ligt and Adrien Rabiot. Pogba – who revealed last weekend that he was keen to leave Old Trafford this summer – allegedly prefers a return to his former club over moving to Real Madrid. However, according to Sky Italia, Juventus may instead show priority to securing deals for each of Ajax defender De Ligt and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Rabiot. The report claims that De Ligt is prepared to pick the Serie A champions over Barcelona and PSG, while Rabiot will become a free agent at the...

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctions Paul Pogba sale?

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly happy to sell Paul Pogba this summer in order to improve his transfer budget. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly happy to sanction the summer sale of Paul Pogba. The France international revealed last week that he was ready to leave Old Trafford in order to take on a new challenge, likely at Real Madrid or Juventus. Club officials allegedly have little interest in parting ways with the 26-year-old, partly due to chief executive Ed Woodward valuing the player’s worth away from the pitch. However, according to the Daily Star, Solskjaer would prefer to sell the World Cup winner in order to boost his transfer funds ahead of the new campaign. The Norwegian is said to have £100m to spend, although a large chun...

Paul Pogba phones Maurizio Sarri to force Juventus move?

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly phones new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri in a bid to force a summer move to Turin. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly phoned new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri in a bid to force a move to the Italian champions in this summer’s transfer window. Pogba recently admitted that he was open to leaving Old Trafford ahead of the 2019-20 campaign in search of pastures new. Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a swoop due to the presence of Zinedine Zidane as head coach, although the France international’s former club Juve are also said to be firmly in the mix. According to Tuttosport, Pogba has personally reached out to Sarri in a bid to push through a deal, with the midfielder phoning the former Chelsea manager wh...

Friday Papers: Joao Felix, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes

What the papers say Manchester United could be left disappointed as striker target Joao Felix reportedly nears completing a deal with Atletico Madrid. According to the Evening Standard, the 19-year-old is close to finalising a 120million-euro (£106.7m) deal with the Spanish side, putting United – who were apparently unwilling to pay over £100million – out of the race. Sticking with United, and the Red Devils look set to cash in on star man Paul Pogba. The Star says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to lose the midfielder to raise funds in the summer transfer window. The news could fuel Pogba’s reported desire to join Juventus for the 2019/20 campaign. Meanwhile, United may not be able to dwell over a move for Bruno Fernandes, with Tottenham said to have opened talks with the midfielde...

Juventus director: ‘We love Paul Pogba a lot’

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says the club “love” Paul Pogba amid speculation linking the Manchester United midfielder with a return to Turin. There has been intense speculation about the 26-year-old’s Old Trafford happiness and last weekend he admitted he was considering “a new challenge somewhere else”. Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in Pogba and Juventus are interested in bringing back the France midfielder, three years after selling him to United for a then world-record fee of £89million. Paul Pogba faced Juventus with Manchester United in last season’s Champions League group stage (Martin Rickett/PA) Juventus sporting director Paratici was asked about Pogba, who won four Serie A titles with the club between 2012 and 2016,  an...

How Real Madrid could line up with Paul Pogba next season

Real Madrid are allegedly attempting to sign Paul Pogba this summer, but how may the Spanish giants line up with the Manchester United man in their side? Real Madrid‘s third-placed finish in La Liga during the most recent campaign has resulted in Zinedine Zidane going on a spending spree during the summer window. Deals have already been reached for each of Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic to link up with Los Blancos ahead of the new season. However, there continues to be persistent speculation regarding interest in Paul Pogba, who has indicated that he is keen to leave Manchester United. The Premier League giants are said to be demanding in the region of £150m, a figure which may lead to Real missing out on the World Cup winner. Nevertheless, Zidane is a big ad...

Juventus to offer Douglas Costa in Paul Pogba bid?

Juventus prepare to offer Douglas Costa in a player-plus-cash bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to a report. Juventus are reportedly preparing to offer Douglas Costa in a player-plus-cash bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba recently admitted that he was open to leaving Old Trafford in this summer’s transfer window. Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for the France international, although the midfielder’s former club Juve are also said to be in the hunt. According to Calciomercato, the Italian champions will attempt to lower United’s asking price for Pogba – which is potentially as high as £160m – by including Costa as a makeweight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have recently been linked with a move...

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