Paul Pogba linked with Barcelona transfer

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Barcelona are reportedly closing in on Juventus superstar Paul Pogba in spite of their transfer embargo which bans them from signing any player until the January of 2016.

According to Spanish paper Marcathe Catalans have contacted Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and have expressed their desire to bring the French International to Camp Nou.

With the ongoing internal politics, and with Joan Laporta's shadow looming large on the horizon, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to act soon and make Pogba a marquee signing.

Reports suggest that Bartomeu has entrusted Ariedo Braida, in charge of Barceona's international market, to approach Pogba's representatives and close the deal. 

Barcelona were banned from signing any player after they were found guilty of breaching FIFA's rules on the transfer of underage players. But Bartomeu has made Pogba aware of the Catalan club's interest in him and wants him to stay at Juventus until the ban is lifted.

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Bartomeu's plan is to agree a deal with the former Manchester United starlet before this current season is over and use this as an electoral weapon ahead of the club's presidential elections.

This won't be the first time anyone used this tactic to gain votes in the club's political history as Joan Laporta used similar strategy back in 2003 by signing club legend Ronaldinho.

Pogba has also been rumoured with moves to Barcelona's bitter rivals Real Madrid and English giants Manchester United.

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