Manchester United have made a world-record €101m offer for Paul Pogba, according to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
The report claims United’s executive vice president, Ed Woodward, met with Juventus officials Marotta and Paratici yesterday to make an opening bid for Pogba.
However, the Italian giants are believed to have rejected the offer and are reportedly going to demand €120m plus add-ons for the French international.
Pogba is said to be keen to return to Manchester United, where he’d likely be paid €13m per season.
Losing Pogba would be a blow for Juventus as he’s a quality player, but the potentially world-record fee would allow them to sign a world-class replacement and even pursue their reported interest in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.
It appears as though Woodward is doing everything possible to sign Pogba this summer and it seems like all United have to do is agree a fee with Juventus.
The first offer was always going to be rejected by the Italians. The opening bid is usually used as a way to start the formal negotiations, but in this case, United’s bid for Pogba is also a huge statement of intent.
It really shows United’s determination to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before the transfer materializes.