Pogba twist… Euro giants make late contact to beat Man United to £92m ace

Real Madrid have made late contact with Juventus in a bid to steal Paul Pogba from Manchester United’s grasp, according to reports from ESPN.

The Frenchman’s proposed move to the Red Devils – whom he left only four years ago – is believed to be close, with sources near to the Italian team claiming that a £92m deal is “done”.

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However, reports now indicate that Real have waded in, making contact with Juventus in a bid to snatch the 23-year-old’s signature.

It’s understood that Man United are still the front-runners for Pogba’s signature, but the Premier League heavyweights are growing frustrated at the way the deal is being dragged out, with some senior officials even worried that the player is stalling in the hope that the La Liga club come in with a concrete offer.

This backs up suggestions that the Juventus ace is more tempted by Real than the Manchester giants, but Los Blancos are wary of the financial realities of their rivals’ proposal.

However, Real boss, Zinedine Zidane, is desperate to lure his compatriot to Madrid and contact has been made in the last 48 hours.

Next week is understood to be of vital importance in the saga, with Man United considering putting a deadline on the transfer.

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