Man Utd submit improved £92m bid for Paul Pogba to complete move


Manchester United have submitted an improved bid of £92 million (€110m) for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, the Guardian report.

Juventus have previously rejected a £85 million bid from the Premier League giants and are hoping to secure an additional €10 million on the current bid offered by the Red Devils.

If reports are to be believed, The France International has already agreed personal terms for his proposed return to Old Trafford this summer and is expected to earn £11 million per year plus the incentives.

Pogba left Man Utd for free in 2012 after growing frustrated over lack of first team opportunities but has since established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world, winning four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia in his four-year stint at Juventus.

Should the deal materialize, the Italian champions will receive a world record transfer fee for the 23-year-old midfielder and the Turin-based club have already made plans to invest the illustrious amount to bolster their attack for next season.

Juventus are on the verge of signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain in a transfer deal worth €94.7 million, which will make the Argentine second most expensive player of all time, only behind Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

However, Juventus have reportedly informed Man Utd that their potential big-money move for 28-year-old Higuain will not necessarily force them to sell their star midfielder this summer.

Man Utd and Juventus are reportedly close to reaching an agreement for the transfer of Pogba but the Serie A giants want the Red Devils to pay the full amount of player’s agent fees, understood to be 20% of the initial transfer fee.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who also represents new Man Utd signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has been in constant contact with the Red Devils all summer, while Pogba’s move to Old Trafford is expected to be sealed later this week.

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