Manchester United face the very real possibility of seeing Paul Pogba sign for their deadliest rivals, Leeds star Raphinha fancies a move to Spain, while Newcastle are ready to smash their record to sign a Crystal Palace star, according to Thursday’s papers.
Paul Pogba open to move to Premier League rivals
Manchester United contract rebel Paul Pogba is ready to open talks over a sensational free transfer move within the Premier League.
The France midfielder becomes a free agent at the end of the season and can leave Old Trafford for nothing. United’s efforts to hand him a new deal have so far been met with rejection – meaning their record £89.3m signing could quit the Red Devils for nothing for the second time in his career.
He has been linked with the likes of PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus. Indeed, a report on Wednesday claimed a record move to Paris appears most likely.
However, in an exclusive report, the Daily Telegraph claims Pogba is, in fact, open to the idea of a move within the Premier League.
Of course, very few clubs could actually afford to match Pogba’s enormous £290,000 a week wage demands. As such, the paper claims a move to Chelsea looks the most likely.
They state Mino Raiola has spoken to Chelsea in the past about a move to Stamford Bridge for his client.
However, there also remains the possibility that Pogba could also be lured across Manchester to City.
That move would certainly be controversial, though not an exclusive one given Carlos Tevez did exactly the same back in 2009.
Klopp looking to steal Paul Pogba
Worse for United though would be were for Pogba to move to Liverpool. That possibility has already been raised via reports earlier this season.
However, the paper refuses to rule Liverpool out of the equation with Jurgen Klopp looking to freshen up his midfield.
The paper also leaves open the possibility that Pogba could yet sign a new deal with United.
Much will depend on where they finish this season. Either way, it seems like Premier League audiences will continue to see Pogba in one form or another into next season and beyond.
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