Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba contract plans in place

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Manchester United fans will be hoping for a comfortable evening as their club go in search of securing a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup tonight. The Red Devils travel to the Abbey Stadium looking to avoid a giant killing against League Two outfit Cambridge United, with the competition acting as the club's only realistic chance of landing silverware this term. 

However, despite the majority of the club's faithful focusing on tonight's showdown, rumours have still been rife regarding potential transfer dealings with the Red Devils. 

And with the January window now approaching its latter stages, the Red Devils will have to act sooner rather than later if they're going to add to their squad before the close of the window. 

Record Pogba deal 

And one man that could be arriving at the Theatre of Dreams is the club's former player Paul Pogba. The Juventus superstar, who is now recognised as one of the leading midfielders in world football, left Manchester on a free in 2012. 

However, the Frenchman could now return to the club, with the Express reporting that the club are set to make an offer of £60 million for the player's services. In fact, the same report has revealed that United already have contract plans in place for their former star, with it being suggested that they will offer him as much as £7 million per season to re-join the ranks. 

The Pogba bid, then, could eclipse the £59.7 million club-record fee it took the club to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid this past summer. 

United to use Januzaj in Bale pursuit 

It has also been reported by the Daily Express that the Red Devils are set to offer teenager Adnan Januzaj to Real Madrid in their pursuit of Welsh wizard Gareth Bale. 

The report has suggested that the United hierarchy have set aside as much as £120m to land the ex-Tottenham man, but it now appears that they will offer Januzaj as part of the package. 

Wenger could have signed Di Maria

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, has revealed that he attempted to sign Angel di Maria when he was just 17-years-old. 

As reported by BBC Sport, the Gunners boss has insisted that work permit regulations scuppered the club's advances for the now Argentine superstar. 

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