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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...

Report: Paul Pogba to receive £3.8m loyalty bonus

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is in line for a £3.78m loyalty bonus over the next couple of weeks, according to a report. Paul Pogba will reportedly pocket a £3.78m loyalty bonus from Manchester United next month, despite admitting that he is seeking a move away from Old Trafford. The France international confessed last week that ‘it might be a good time’ to find a new club, amid links with Real Madrid and former club Juventus. According to The Sun, Pogba will automatically trigger a bumper payout on July 1, as per the terms of the five-year contract signed when he arrived at United in 2016. United are said to be reluctant to sell the 26-year-old, but they may change their stance should either Madrid or Juve offer £160m. Pogba, under contract until 2021, has scored 24...

Paul Pogba worried he will be priced out of Real Madrid, Juventus move?

Paul Pogba is worried that Manchester United will block his move away from the club by holding firm on their £160m valuation, according to a report. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly fears being priced out of a move to either Real Madrid or Juventus. The France international publicly admitted for the first time last week that he is looking for a new challenge away from Old Trafford. Despite Pogba’s comments, however, Man United are not believed to be looking to sell the World Cup winner, who they re-signed from Juve for £89m three years ago. That has not put off the Italian champions, while Madrid are also known to be keen on striking a deal, but The Telegraph reports that it will take a bid of £160m to persuade United to change their stance. Having already spent in ...

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...

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