Manchester United battle with Real Madrid for top target

Almost every day since the start of the summer transfer market, there has been a new report linking Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba with a move to Manchester United.

We previously reported that United are currently leading the pursuit to sign the France international and are ready to pay a world-record fee to secure his services.

However, according to the latest report from reliable English newspaper The Guardian, La Liga giants Real Madrid are the current favourites to sign the 23-year-old.

The report claims that Pogba favours a move to Real Madrid, but his wage demands might prove to be a stumbling block in his move to Santiago Bernabeu. Pogba reportedly wants £250,000-a-week wages, and United manager Jose Mourinho has managed to convince the United board to meet the player’s demands.

As the situation stands, United’s hopes of securing their former player hinge on outpricing Real Madrid in the market. Both clubs will also have to meet Juventus’ valuation of £84 million of the midfielder and it’s also possible that their pursuit of the player might turn into a bidding war.

The report also mentions that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, could also play a decisive factor in any potential deal.

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