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Real Madrid To Face Tough Competition For Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

It looks like Real Madrid are going to have quite a difficult time trying to make a run at Manchester United's Paul Pogba, as the French midfielder is also going to be heavily pursuit by Italian giants Juventus.

La Vecchia Signora have been interested in luring back the World Champion to Turin for quite some long time, and with Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly demanding the club to make some big moves in the summer, they might as well pull the trigger on Pogba.

However, they know they'll have to part ways with several of their assets if they intend to fulfill United's demands for the playmaker, as they're reportedly asking around €130m for him.

Pogba took a major step forward on his career when he made a move to Turin in 2012, helping the Old Lady win the Scudetto in 4 straight seasons before making his comeback to Old Trafford.

Pobga has struggled with consistency at Manchester United and faced a lot of criticism under Jose Mourinho, but he's been back at his best since the Red Devils sacked the Portuguese.

Now, Juventus has reached out to his agent Mino Raiola to discuss the signing of Flamengo youngster Wesley and the new contract of their very own Moise Kean, and the Irish Times claims they're going to make the most of the opportunity to talk about a potential move for Pogba.

Still, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep the 26-year-old on board, but Raiola has already engaged in conversations with Real Madrid over a potential summer move.

“You can’t guarantee anything in football but yes I think Paul’s going to be here. He’s very determined to succeed at Manchester United. We want him to do well, he’s a leader in that dressing room and on the pitch for us and if I can guarantee [him being here] I would say yes I can guarantee. But in life, you can never, but he will be here as far as I’m concerned," Solksjaer claimed in a press conference, as quoted by The Irish Times.

Manchester United are in no financial need of letting the Frenchman walk away, but if he's, in fact, wanting to head out the door, they might as well make the most of him and earn a big buck from his departure.