Report: Real Madrid plot massive bid for Juventus ace Paul Pogba.

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pobga has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Chelsea in recent weeks.

According to the Daily Star, Real Madrid are looking to beat off competition from Chelsea and Manchester City by plotting a whopping £78 million deal for former Manchester United ace Paul Pogba.

The French international currently plies his trade at Juventus, joining the Turn-based outfit in 2012 after deciding to leave the Red Devils – a decision which infuriated then-boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Pogba has gone on to become one of Europe’s leading midfielders over the past two years, helping Juve to successive Serie A titles and leading France to the World Cup quarter-finals in Brazil.

Despite being just 21 years of age, the former United youngster has become an ever present presence for the Bianconeri, starting 14 Serie A matches this season and netting four goals.

The Daily Star report Chelsea and Manchester City’s interest in signing the defensive midfielder, though the Premier League duo could be pipped to his signature by La Liga giants Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid are set to blow Chelsea and Manchester City out of the water with a £78million bid for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Reports in Italy suggest the Frenchman's time with Juventus is almost up - and that Madrid will be his next stop,” the report claims.

Despite the reports, Pogba has only recently signed a new contract at Juve, tying him to the club until the summer of 2019.

However, his agent Mino Raiola has opened the door for a potential move, quoted by the Daily Star: "He cannot stay for very much longer in Italy. It will depend on the Bianconeri (Juventus).”

Real Madrid certainly aren’t unfamiliar with shelling out big sums for the best players in the world, and if anybody is to bid reported £78 million you certainly wouldn’t rule the Madrid outfit out.

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