Barcelona planning huge bid for Paul Pogba

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The race to sign Paul Pogba has taken a massive twist after Barcelona entered the race, according to the Daily Star.

Luis Enrique has already held meetings with Ariedo Braida, who is set to become the club's new international sports advisor in the coming days, and has told him to make signing Pogba the club's top priority.

Barcelona are currently enduring a transfer embargo and will not be able to register any new players until January 2016. It means any club interested in signing the 21-year-old must do so this summer or face serious competition.

Plenty of interest

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the player in the same report, but Louis van Gaal seems to be the only manager with the resources to pull it off.

The Red Devils spent £150 million in the summer and are planning another spree when the current season comes to a close. Should the qualify for the Champions League, they would have the extra pulling power to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford.

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However, it has recently been revealed by the player's agent, Mino Raiola, that any deal to take Pogba away from Juventus is likely to break the world transfer record. The current record is under debate with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both joining Real Madrid for around £80 million.

"Pogba could go to one of six teams. When the right moment arrives this summer we will take it but moving isn't an objective itself," Raiola is quoted by ESPN as saying. "If he goes he will break Ronaldo's transfer record."

Real Madrid are likely to contest any deal for Pogba with Castilla manager and Real Madrid ambassador Zinedine Zidane regularly courting the midfielder in the media.

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