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Juventus will sell Paul Pogba for £60m

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Paul Pogba playing for France. (©GettyImages)
Paul Pogba playing for France. (©GettyImages).

Premier League side Manchester United have been told to cough up £60 million if they want to sign Juventus star Paul Pogba, reports the Daily Star.

It's been well documented that United are interested in re-signing their former youth prodigy, who left the club in controversial fashion back in the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, and it's believed the club are now desperate to bring him back, now that the Scot has retired from the game.

Ferguson was very vocal about Pogba when he was at United, and the two clearly didn't see eye-to-eye, and before too long, the Frenchman was told to train with the reserves and only went on to make a couple of appearances for the first team, before leaving once his contract had expired.

After leaving Old Trafford, he signed for Juventus, and since then, he has become one of the best midfielders in world football, and his impressive performances has caught the eye of many potential suitors.

Mega-rich French side Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him, as are Spanish duo Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, but new United manager Louis van Gaal is confident that he can bring the player back.

Pogba, who is set to light up the Brazilian World Cup for France, is reportedly happy in Italy with the champions of Serie A, and it's believed that he is not interested in a move away from the club that gave him a chance at 19-years-old, but according to his brother, Mathias Pogba, a move to Old Trafford isn't too far away.

Mathias tweeted yesterday on his account 'My bruver Paul will sign for Man Utd after the World cup he tells me.'

It is currently unknown whether or not his account was hacked, or whether it was a slight joke, but it has got speculation heating up again and a potential return to Old Trafford for the 'troublemaker' could be on the cards.

It's well known that Van Gaal will have money to spend on improving United, who finished seventh last season in the Premier League, and with £200m the reported figure, signing Pogba is a possibility despite him having a £60million price-tag on his head.

Juventus have put such a substantial figure on Pogba's head in hope that it will fend off interest from several parties, but despite the possibility of Financial Fair Play rules, clubs are still not showing fear of spending.

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