Paul Pogba

Manchester United ‘want Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho to replace Paul Pogba’

Manchester United reportedly identify Barcelona duo Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho as potential replacements for Paul Pogba. Manchester United will reportedly move for Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho if Paul Pogba leaves Old Trafford this summer. Pogba revealed on Sunday that he was interested in taking on a new challenge after three seasons with United, although there has been little suggestion that the Premier League side will entertain a sale. However, according to reports in Spain, United may look to raid Barcelona for Rakitic and Coutinho if they are left short in the middle of the pitch. There has been widespread speculation regarding the pair as Barcelona allegedly look to cash in on their services in order to raise transfer funds for new players. Much could depend on whether...

Paris Saint-Germain want Casemiro in any deal for Neymar?

Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly demand the services of Casemiro if Real Madrid make an approach to sign Neymar this summer. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro as a potential summer addition. The Ligue 1 champions currently find themselves fighting to keep each of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Parc des Princes, while also looking to strengthen ahead of next season. However, there remains the possibility of the former being sold if the price is right as speculation mounts regarding a potential return to Barcelona. Real Madrid are also said to be monitoring the situation, but Marca claims that PSG will only consider a deal if the Spanish giants allow them to have Casemiro in part-exchange. PSG are looking to secure a replacement for Adrien Rabiot,...

Real Madrid squad: Vote on who you think should stay or go

Vote on who you think Real Madrid should keep or ditch from the current squad, including the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez. Real Madrid‘s summer overhaul is already well underway following a tumultuous 2018-19 campaign which saw them go through three managers and lose 18 times across all competitions. It was undoubtedly one of Los Blancos’ worst seasons in recent memory as they finished third in La Liga, a record 19 points adrift of champions and bitter rivals Barcelona. Having ended 2017-18 by being crowned European champions for the third time in a row, Madrid struggled to adapt to life after Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari both being sacked before Zidane was brought back to the Bernabeu. Matters barely improved...

Manchester United to offer Paul Pogba £500k-per-week deal?

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to hand Paul Pogba a new contract worth in the region of £500,000 per week. Manchester United are allegedly prepared to offer Paul Pogba a new long-term contract worth £500,000 per week, despite the midfielder revealing that he is ready for a new challenge. After a mixed campaign at Old Trafford, there has been frequent speculation regarding the future of the 26-year-old as Real Madrid continue to be linked with an approach. Pogba – who is said to be valued in the region of £150m – suggested on Sunday that he was keen to leave Old Trafford before the start of next season. However, the Daily Mail claims that United are ready to respond with an offer which would see the France international receive an extra £200,000 per week. The report s...

Paris Saint-Germain to hijack Real Madrid’s Paul Pogba move?

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly hopeful that Manchester United’s £150m asking price for Paul Pogba will enable them to beat Real Madrid to his signature this summer. Paris Saint-Germain are still hopeful of beating Real Madrid to the signature of wantaway Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to a report. The 26-year-old poured more doubt over his future last week by admitting that he is open to a “new challenge” following a tumultuous campaign at Old Trafford. Real Madrid have long been regarded as the most likely destination for Pogba after manager Zinedine Zidane earmarked his compatriot as his number one transfer target this summer. However, United’s £150m asking price is understood to be a sticking point in negotiations, and the Independent repo...

Real Madrid ‘set Manchester United deadline for Paul Pogba move’

Real Madrid reportedly tell Manchester United that they want to complete the signing of wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba by July 1, when United return for pre-season. Real Madrid have reportedly told Manchester United that they want to complete a deal for Paul Pogba by the time the Premier League outfit return to pre-season training on July 1. The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer and last week fuelled speculation that he could leave by admitting that he is open to a “new challenge”. United remain unwilling to consider bids for the World Cup winner, but their stance on his future could change if Pogba pushes for an exit in the coming weeks. Marca reports that Madrid are keen to wrap up the deal by July 1, when United are due to reconvene ...

Real Madrid ‘to pay no more than £106m for Paul Pogba’

Real Madrid will reportedly pay no more than £106m for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who is keen to leave Old Trafford this summer. Real Madrid have reportedly set a limit for what they are prepared to pay for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The French international – after constant speculation regarding his future – revealed on Sunday that he is keen to take on a new challenge away from Old Trafford. United are allegedly against selling the 26-year-old this summer, unless any interested club want to pay as much as £150m for the playmaker. However, according to L’Equipe, Real will not spend any more than £106m on the World Cup winner after their recent spending spree on other targets. United paid a reported £89.3m on Pogba in 2016, meaning that the Pre...

A look back at the highs and lows of Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United

Paul Pogba‘s future at Manchester United is once again the subject of speculation after comments from the player over the weekend suggesting he is considering “a new challenge somewhere else”. The 26-year-old has had a rollercoaster second spell at Old Trafford since rejoining the club in 2016. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the high and lows of his past three years. HIGHS Rejoining United Once a Red… #POGBACK pic.twitter.com/H2MO6GXyg0 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 9, 2016 Pogba was an inexperienced youngster when he left United in 2012 but he returned four years later as one of the biggest stars in the game. It cost United a then world-record £89.3million to prise him back from Juventus. In a summer in which Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as ...

Manchester United offered Gareth Bale, Isco to sweeten Paul Pogba deal?

A report claims that unwanted Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Isco will be offered to Manchester United to help push through a move for Paul Pogba. Real Madrid will reportedly give Manchester United the opportunity to sign Gareth Bale or Isco as part of a player-plus-cash deal that would see Paul Pogba head the opposite way. The 26-year-old hinted at the weekend that the time is right to find a new club following three mixed seasons at Old Trafford. Pogba has made no secret of his desire to play for Zinedine Zidane and the Madrid boss is a big fan of his compatriot. United are reluctant to sell one of their prized assets but, according to The Sun, they may yet be tempted into doing business before the end of the transfer window. The report indicates that Madrid are keen to offload a numbe...

Manchester United refusing to sell Paul Pogba?

Manchester United will reportedly refuse to sell Paul Pogba this summer, despite the Frenchman acknowledging that he wants to leave Old Trafford. Manchester United have reportedly told Paul Pogba that he will not be sold during the summer transfer window. There has been frequent speculation regarding the future of the 26-year-old, who has just completed his third season back at Old Trafford. Real Madrid and Juventus have been strongly linked with the World Cup winner, and it appeared that they had been provided with a boost in their bid to sign the Frenchman when he said on Sunday that he was ready for a new challenge. However, according to the London Evening Standard, United are insisting that Pogba will remain at the club for at least another season. The playmaker still has two years lef...

Paul Pogba admits wanting to leave Manchester United

Midfielder Paul Pogba acknowledges that he is open to leaving Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he feels ready to take on a new challenge this summer. Pogba has just come to the end of his third campaign at Old Trafford, contributing 15 goals and 10 assists from his 44 appearances in all competitions. However, despite United allegedly insisting that the France international is not for sale, speculation has persisted regarding a potential switch to Real Madrid or former club Juventus. Pogba has now acknowledged that he is open to leaving Old Trafford, claiming that it ‘could be a good time’ to join a different club. The 26-year-old told reporters in Tokyo: “Like you said, there is a lot of talking...

Manchester United ‘favourites to land Giovani Lo Celso’

Manchester United emerge as the favourites to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur. The 23-year-old only recently completed a permanent move to Betis, having been on loan with the Spanish outfit from Paris Saint-Germain during the 2018-19 campaign. Lo Celso ended the recent season with 16 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for Los Verdiblancos, which has led to suggestions of interest from the likes of Tottenham. According to Estadio Deportivo, though, United are now the favourites to sign the Argentina international after a delegation of Betis officials travelled to England last week to meet with t...

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