Paris Saint-Germain have laid down a significant marker in the race to sign Paul Pogba after agreeing a £58m fee with Juventus for the midfielder, reports Goal.
The Ligue 1 outfit have been ironing out the terms of a transfer with their Turin counterparts this week and have now agreed on the mammoth fee that would break the French transfer record.
Pogba is wanted by a host of Europe's best clubs after emerging as one of the best midfielders in Europe as a Serie A player. Still only 22 years old, Pogba has been tipped to reach ever greater heights.
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Although agreeing a fee, PSG are far from close to sealing this transfer. Pogba and his advisors know that this is only the start of what promises to be a fierce battle for the France international's signature.
While Pogba is a native of Paris, there is no suggestion that he would prefer a move to the Parc des Princes over the Premier League or La Liga.
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Premier League interest
Manchester City and Chelsea are both thought to be interested in a deal to bring Pogba to England and it is also claimed that Pogba sees the Premier League as his destination of choice.
The midfielder developed his talent with Manchester United before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012. Sir Alex Ferguson famously fell out with Pogba over his role in the first team, which has now come back to bite the legendary manager.
Louis van Gaal is ready to spend a large proportion of his transfer budget to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford, but he will have to convince the starlet that Manchester United is ready to compete for top honours once again.
Chelsea are set to be crowned Premier League champions for a fourth time with Jose Mourinho tipped to establish the Blues as the dominant team in both England and perhaps Europe.
Manchester City are looking to replace Yaya Toure and Pogba is thought to be the first-choice of Manuel Pellegrini. All three will have to at least match PSG's offer to stand any chance of signing Pogba.
Real Madrid favourites
Right now, the favourites for Pogba's signature must surely be Real Madrid. Los Blancos may be banned from registering new players in the near future, potentially inspiring Carlo Ancelotti to spend big to bring in the Golden Boy winner.
Real Madrid rarely fail to land a player they want and the chance to play alongside James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will surely be a tempting proposition.
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