Real Madrid have identified their next 'Galactico' signing, deciding that Juventus midfield maestro Paul Pogba is well worth a sensational €100 million summer swoop.
Pogba has arguably become the hottest property in European football since swapping Manchester United for Juve in 2012, forcing his way into the French national side thanks to a unique mix of power, pace and tremendous technical ability.
Those attributes have laid the foundations for a fierce transfer tussle should Juve decide to cash in on their prized young asset, but Tuttosport believe Madrid are in pole position to complete a quite sensational transfer in 2015.
Pogba ready to move on?
Madrid have form in raiding Juventus for top players, with Florentino Perez most famously prising Zinedine Zidane away from Turin. Pogba has all the makings of a player that can live up to Zidane's magnificent reputation for club and country, with his volley against Napoli last weekend definitely echoing shades of Zizou.
Juve are well aware of Pogba's incredible potential and got the 21-year-old to sign a new contract in October, an astute move that means they can effectively name their price when Madrid, United, Chelsea and perhaps even Manchester City come calling this summer.
Madrid now in the driving seat
United fans would dearly love the Red Devils to right the wrongs of allowing Pogba to walk away with a mega bid, hoping that the Les Blues linchpin still has some kind of emotional pull to the club he joined as a teenager.
Madrid very rarely take no for an answer when it comes to top transfer targets though, so with a €100m offer pending they have to be considered strong favourites to bring Pogba to the Spanish capital.
Los Blancos are very much back in the habit of making a marquee signing every single summer, as deals in successive years for Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have proved.
Pogba is completely different to any midfield player currently at the Bernabeu, which means the Spanish giants are ready to splash the case once again and break Premier League giants in the process.
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