Transfer Lens: Paul Pogba spotted in Manchester, Latest on Pep Guardiola

Paul Pogba

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was spotted in Manchester earlier this week.

The 22-year-old French midfielder has been a long term target of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, and he has ignited speculation that he may return to the Premier League after declaring his love for Manchester. 

Pogba was spotted leaving Louis van Gaal’s favourite Chinese restaurant Wing’s according to reports from the Mirror

When asked the reason behind his visit to his former home, he said: “I love Manchester.”

Pogba, who signed a five-year-deal at Juventus 14 months ago, has expressed his desire to continue at Juventus, but speculations are rife that he may leave the Turin giants next summer. Juventus are reportedly demanding a fee in the north of €100m for his services. 

It remains to be seen whether Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea dish out that money to sign him next summer. 

Latest rumours on Pep Guardiola 

Manchester United are reportedly showing an interest to sign the Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, who is also wanted by United’s derby rivals Manchester City.

Guardiola has yet to sign a new deal at Bayern, and his future remains a subject of wild speculation in the media. While Manchester City are looking to replace Manuel Pellegrini with Guardiola, as per Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, Manchester United are equally keen to sign him up once Louis van Gaal’s contract expires at the club.

New deal for Mignolet?

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has poured cold waters on the speculations of signing a new goal keeper in January, saying he has complete faith in #1 choice Simon Mignolet.

According to reports from The Guardian, the Reds have opened discussions with Simon Mignolet over a new contract.

The Belgian keeper joined Liverpool for £9m on a five-year deal, and would see his £60,000 a-week salary increased if he agrees a new contract.

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