Manchester United and Chelsea remain keen to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, and have received a timely boost with the news that Paris Saint-Germain have dropped out of the race to sign the 21-year-old France international.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG have been convinced that spending up to €70m to secure Pogba's services would significantly increase the risk of receiving a hefty punishment from UEFA for failing to comply for their Financial Fair Play regulations. The Ligue 1 champions were slapped with a £20m fine this week and must balance their finances in order to avoid further financial hits from football's European governing body.
With PSG seemingly out of the race to sign Pogba, who won the coveted Golden Boy award last year, both Manchester United and Chelsea may fancy their chances of luring the Serie A star back to the Premier League. Pogba spent three years with Manchester United but failed to secure a first-team spot under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently left the club in 2012.
However, the man who has blossomed into one of the world's best midfielders during his two-year spell at the Juventus Stadium admitted last week that he still "loves" Manchester United. Make of that what you will.
As well as United and Chelsea, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also reportedly keen on Pogba. Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of the youngster, who will be a starter for France at next month's World Cup finals in Brazil, while Barcelona want to sign both Pogba and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany to strengthen their squad.