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Manchester United submit €125m bid for Paul Pogba

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Reports in Italy claim that Manchester United have lodged a potentially world record bid for Juventus’ Paul Pogba.

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According to multiple reports in Italy, Manchester United’s move to re-sign Paul Pogba is edging towards completion.

Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that an official offer has finally been made, with United tabling a bid of €100 million up front, plus an extra €25 million in conditional bonuses.

The same publication also claims that the Red Devils have offered the 23-year-old midfielder an annual salary of €15 million.

Having already secured the signings of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, new United manager José Mourinho has identified Pogba as his fourth major signing.

Pogba left Old Trafford as a teenager in 2012, having grown frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities he was being afforded under then-manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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The Frenchman joined Juventus on a free transfer (although the Bianconeri were made to pay a compensation fee in the region of £800,000) and immediately became a key player for the Old Lady. Pogba has won the Serie A title in each of his four seasons in Turin, and has also helped his side reach the Champions League final.

It is thought that United always retained a casual interest in bringing Pogba back to the club, but were discouraged slightly by the prospect of breaking the bank for a player they’d previously allowed to leave for next to nothing.

But it appears that Mourinho has convinced the Old Trafford hierarchy to focus their efforts towards the capture of Pogba, and the latest reports emerging from italy suggest he may be close to getting his man.