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Juventus Moving Forward With Paul Pogba Negotiations

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Juventus are reportedly pressing ahead in their attempts to re-sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, who is leaving Manchester United as a free agent for a second time this summer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, European champions Real Madrid are also interested in signing Pogba this summer. However, the Spanish giants are understood to be focused on bringing 22-year-old holding midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni to the Santaigo Bernabeu from Monaco as their transfer priority, meaning Juventus can be confident of securing a deal for Pogba ahead of the chasing pack.

Juventus Scheduling Further Talks Over Re-Signing Paul Pogba This Summer

Clear Long-Term Contract Offer Already on the Table For Pogba

Earlier last season, Manchester United were steadfast in their attempts to secure the long-term future of Pogba at Old Trafford. The Premier League side broke a world transfer record to bring the midfielder back to Old Trafford in 2016, and were keen not to lose the Frenchman for nothing for a second time.

However, following another torrid season for the club as it struggles to overturn its post-Sir Alex Ferguson demise, Pogba has taken the decision to ignore Manchester United’s proposal of a new contract and look elsewhere as he considers his future.

For his part, Pogba is undecided as to his next move, but does have a concrete offer from Juventus already on the table. The Italian club have offered the player a long-term contract worth €8 million per season as a base salary, and plan to meet for a new round of negotiations with the player’s camp to discuss finer details such as incentives and add-ons to the contract.

Pogba to Take His Time Before Deciding Club Future

At 29 years of age, World Cup winner Pogba knows his next contract is likely to be the last long-term deal of his playing career, and is desperate to make the right decision after five largely wasted years at Manchester United.

The midfielder’s first season back at Old Trafford has gone down as a relative success, as Pogba was able to help then-manager José Mourinho win a Carabao Cup and Europa League double in 2016/17. However, those are the most-recent pieces of silverware won by the club to date, and Pogba became something of a scapegoat as a series of trophyless years followed.

As a consequence, Pogba is expected to use his time off this summer to mull over the choices he has as to his next destination. Juventus are hoping to lure him back to Turin as they aspire to return to the top of the pile in Italy’s Serie A.


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