In a sensational twist, multiple Italian sources claim Real Madrid are in a bidding war with Manchester United for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
While L’Equipe had suggested a deal was done this evening for €120m, Italian reports claim the United offer is no higher than €110m and does not include agent Mino Raiola’s commission, which by itself is circa €20m.
In fact, Sportitalia calculate it could end up being as much as €32m, including 15 per cent of the fee, a commission and a cut of his wages.
Tonight Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium announced that Real Madrid had dived back into the race for Pogba.
The Merengues rang up Juventus to promise they'd match any offer Manchester United made.
The Spaniards would have the upper hand in terms of Champions League football, prestige and the presence of Zinedine Zidane.
However, Sky also suggest Pogba already gave his word to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
That won’t stop Juventus sparking a bidding war, as if they are to lose the midfielder, they intend to milk every last penny out of his sale.
In a remarkable statistic, it cost Juventus €155m to build their new stadium and, including wages saved, Pogba’s sale could come out at the same figure.
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