Manchester United are prepared to offer Paul Pogba a contract worth £155,000-a-week as part of a massive summer transfer deal, reports the Daily Star.
The France international is likely to leave Juventus this summer with a number of clubs interested in signing him. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been accredited with an interest while Manchester City and Arsenal have also been linked.
For now, the most likely destination appears to be Old Trafford, the ground he left to join Juventus back in 2012. Since then he has grown to become one of the best midfielders in the world leaving Manchester United fans aghast to Sir Alex Ferguson's inability to keep him at the club.
It would take a world-record fee to prise him away from Turin, according to the player's agent.
Mino Raiola is quoted in The Express as saying: "His future? He could join any team. If the right time comes this summer, then it will happen. If it is not the right time, he could stay for another year or two.
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"He will beat the transfer record. If there is one Mona Lisa in the world, and she is for sale, it will be a record price.
Luckily, Louis van Gaal has been given free reign to spend how he pleases this summer. Ed Woodward has frequently talked up Manchester United's financial prowess, which will grow even stronger if they qualify for the Champions League.
It seems they are happy to break the current world-record, set by Gareth Bale when he swapped Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 and they are preparing a handsome pay packet to make sure a return to Manchester is made irresistible.
Pogba currently earns around £70,000-a-week at Juventus, which Manchester United will more than double with their £8 million-a-year offer. The Old Trafford hierarchy are confident Chelsea would be unable to match the terms as they are currently treading a fine line with regards to financial fair play.
A lasting affinity
The player himself sparked plenty of transfer buzz last month when he told FourFourTwo magazine that he still holds a special place in his heart for the Red Devils.
Speaking about why he left Manchester United, Pogba said: "I'm impatient. It was the feeling I had. The coach [Sir Alex Ferguson] had faith in me, but didn't put me on. He said that I was too young.
"He said 'your time will come', but it never did. It didn't come. But it does not mean I will speak ill of Manchester United. I love the club."
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