Wednesday July 20 2016
Pogba breaks transfer record?

Paul Pogba will reportedly break the world transfer record if he moves from Juventus to Manchester United.

The English side have been pursuing the French midfielder all summer, and reportedly made a first offer of €101m, which the Bianconeri rejected.

However, with today’s sports newspapers reporting that Pogba has informed the club that he wants to leave, the transfer is now a possibility.

Today’s La Stampa, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the car company controlled by the Agnelli family, says a deal between the two clubs is close, and will be a world record fee.

The newspaper believes an agreement is likely to be found for €120m [£101m], not inclusive of agent Mino Raiola’s fee.

That would see Pogba’s fee exceed that of current record-holder Gareth Bale, who cost Real Madrid €100.8m when he moved from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.