Paul Pogba

Juventus battle Real Madrid for Paul Pogba, while Ed Woodward readies £500,000-a-week wages offer – Mail

Paul Pogba: Juventus vs Real Madrid

It’s not taken long for Paul Pogba’s Man United exit quotes to trigger transfer speculation.

While on a PR tour in Japan with Adidas, Pogba told reporters that he’s interested in exploring a new challenge.

Pogba is coming off the best goalscoring season of his career.

He scored 13 goals in 35 Premier League matches at Man United, while also chipping in with nine assists.

Pogba scored 16 goals in all competitions for United in 2018-19.

And yet, the sense around Old Trafford is that few supporters would be crying if Pogba was sold for big money.

So where will Pogba go?

While Real Madrid have been linked to Pogba for weeks, Juventus are now also in the mix for the midfielder they sold to Man United in 2016.

Juventus ‘really’ want Pogba back

According to Goal.com’s Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti, “Juventus are really trying for Paul Pogba.”

Plenty has changed in Turin since Pogba’s exit from the club.

After leaving Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri is now the new manager of the Bianconeri.

Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, is firmly placed as the main man at Juve since his arrival from Real Madrid.

Man United ready to offer Pogba £500,000-a-week

The Daily Mail report on Tuesday that Manchester United are continuing to insist that Pogba’s not for sale.

Real Madrid and Juventus have an interest in him, but United are determined to keep their record signing next season unless they receive an offer well in excess of the £89million they paid Juve in 2016.

At the same time, Ed Woodward is ready to sanction a new contract offer to Pogba, and the figures involved are dizzying:

They are set to address the issue by offering Pogba a pay rise that will up his current £290,000-a-week pay to nearer the £500,000 being picked up by United’s top earner Alexis Sanchez.

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Also see: West Ham linked with signing Man United’s Anthony Martial.

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