Paul Pogba's representatives have held initial talks with Pars Saint-Germain over a summer move, reports Le10Sport.
An exclusive from the French newspaper claims that PSG officials have already told Pogba they are willing to pay him pretty much whatever he wants. The report claims €10 million-a-year after tax is on the table, which roughly translates to £140,000-a-week.
However, there is a big hurdle ahead in the form of Uefa's financial fair play regulations. They have already received a fine for not meeting targets and agreeing a deal with Juventus would take a huge amount of money.
The biggest transfer ever
There have been suggestions that the France international could become the most expensive player of all time. PSG have plenty of players they could sell to balance to books. Edinson Cavani seems surplus to requirements and could generate almost £50 million. All possibilities are likely to be considered by Laurent Blanc, but it seems as though PSG, backed by the oil-rich Qatar Foundation, are serious about signing Pogba.
It also says that Pogba has expressed an interest in moving to his native capital despite interest from all over Europe. Every club capable of funding a deal for him is believed to be interested including: Manchester United, Manchester City Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Arsenal have also been linked, but it is unreasonable to suggest the self-funded Gunners can compete with Europe's big boys.
A summer-long saga
Manchester United could easily compete with Los Blancos financially, but it has been reported that Pogba is not willing to make a return to Old Trafford. His acrimonious departure from the Red Devils in 2012 seems to have made the prospect untenable.
Pogba's reported talks with PSG is just the start of what promises to be a prolonged summer transfer saga. While they Parisians seem to have an advantage, there is little chance of Pogba agreeing to this move without first hearing from other interested parties. The 21-year-old will have the world at his feet this summer and, for once, PSG's huge pot of money will not be the trump card.
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