Real Madrid are reportedly back in the race to sign Paul Pogba with the World Cup winner France having a huge decision to make for his future.
Pogba is in the final year of his Manchester United contract and could leave for nothing this summer.
United paid Juventus £ 89million in 2016 – breaking the UK transfer record – to bring the midfielder back to the club after he left as a teenager.
He made a name for himself in Turin, but it’s been a period of ups and downs at Old Trafford and could walk away with a free transfer.
There have been glimpses of his genius, but he hasn’t shown it regularly like he does for France.
Pogba has also fallen out with former United managers, notably Jose Mourinho, while his agent, Mino Raiola, has often sparked speculation.
The Red Devils want a final decision made on their future by Christmas to keep the situation from weighing down on them for the rest of the season, as they are hoped to fight for trophies.
If he decides he doesn’t want to sign a new deal, speculation will turn to who might sign it.
Spanish publication AS claims Pogba has returned “forcefully” to Madrid’s radar and that they have been probing France’s World Cup winner for several weeks.
Reports also add that they are hopeful Pogba can convince Kylian Mbappe to join him in Madrid.
The striker is also out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, and while the Ligue 1 giants have insisted they see categorically the 22-year-old’s future in Paris, there is no still no news regarding a contract extension.
And, with Karim Benzema already in the squad, Real are hoping that adding another Frenchman in Pogba to their squad could convince Mbappe to join them at the Bernabeu.
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