With the Champions League final in the books and Real Madrid celebrating their triumph over city rivals Atletico, it’s time for football teams to go full throttle on the summer transfer market.
According to a report by The Sunday Times, new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting Juventus star and former United youth player Paul Pogba to strengthen his midfield at Old Trafford.
The France international has “informally” been made available by the Old Lady and Mourinho has been promised complete backing from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the transfer market, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Karim Benzema and Saul Niguez also on Mourinho’s wishlist.
However, the Red Devils are set to face competition for Pogba’s services from Chelsea. Incoming Blues’ coach Antonio Conte worked with the 23-year-old in Turin and has remained in constant contact with the France international, according to Get French Football.
Together with PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona, Manchester City were also linked with Pogba during the last couple of months. However, according to a report by The Daily Star, incoming City manager Pep Guardiola has made Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos his top midfield target for the summer ahead of Pogba.
Kroos is also on United’s list of potential transfer targets and has been rumoured to wanting out of Madrid.