The 23-year-old Frenchman, who helped Les Bleus to reach the final of EURO 2016, has emerged as Jose Mourinho’s top target as the Portuguese boss looks to add a fourth signing to his impressive list of summer acquisitions – which includes Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Much speculation surrounding their move for Pogba, whom they allowed to leave the club for a minimal compensation fee in 2012, has been doing the rounds of late, with Guillem Balague having suggested that Man United will beat Real Madrid to the player’s signature.
And now reports from The Guardian have revealed that the Manchester heavyweights are set to make an official opening bid worth £100m over the coming 24 hours, with meetings between senior officials from both clubs due to take place.
It’s understood that £13m of that world-record-breaking proposal will be paid in add-ons, but even if these fees were to not materialise over time, Pogba would still leapfrog Gareth Bale, who cost almost £86m in 2013, to become the most expensive footballer ever.
However, reports claim that Juventus are likely to rebuff this approach, with the cash up front a must if they are to alter their stance in regard to keeping their key man.