There are reports that Manchester United have put in a £40m bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, but La Stampa suggests that Paris Saint-Germain haven't given up and will try and lure the Frenchman with an extremely lucrative contract.
The Daily Mail today stated that Manchester United manager David Moyes was present at Juventus' away win over Cagliari in order to personally present a £40m offer for Pogba.
A bidding war between some of Europe's financial heavyweights is looming with United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain believed to be the most interested parties.
The paper reports that PSG are willing to present the 20-year-old with a contract worth around £6.6m per year in an attempt to blow Manchester United out of the water.
Juventus are trying to negotiate a contract extension with Pogba as an attempt to tie him to the club but the Old Lady's offer will almost certainly be dwarfed if PSG come through with that amount of money.
PSG are also thought to lead Man United in the race for Pogba because the player is said to still harbour a grudge at the way he was treated by Sir Alex Ferguson, who let him leave on a free transfer when his contract at Old Trafford expired a year and a half ago.
It is almost impossible that any deal could be completed in January but the groundwork could be completed for a transfer in June.
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