Latest on Paul Pogba’s transfer saga: first bid rejected but player wants move

For months, Paul Pogba has been linked with a transfer to back to Manchester United. The Juventus player once left Old Trafford on a free transfer, but United have been rumoured to put huge cash on the table to lure the France international back to England.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia), they did just that on Monday. The Red Devils will invest a total of £151 million for Pogba, including a £100 million transfer.

The report claimed Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is currently in Manchester, where he will discuss the possible transfer with United, as rumours were The Old Lady’s resolve was beginning to crumble.

However, Raola categorically denied those claims in an interview with Goal on Tuesday. “All of what you read is bullshit. That’s all there is”, he said.

Still, on Wednesday, various Italian newspapers (via Football-Italia) claim Pogba has told Juventus he wants to leave to the club in order to join the Red Devils. This is crucial for any deal to happen, as the Serie A champions have always said they weren’t planning to sell Pogba, unless he asks a transfer himself.

In addition, Sky Sport Italia (via Football-Italia) claim United and Juventus met for the first time to discuss a Pogba transfer, with the Premier League giants tableing a £85 million offer.

The report claims Raiola was present along with Juventus director general Beppe Marotta and Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. However, the Italians rejected to offer as they are demanding at least £101 million plus performance-related bonuses.

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