Report: Manchester United make £61.25m bid for Juventus star Paul Pogba

United have reportedly moved quickly to secure their former midfielder.

Manchester United have made the first move for highly rated Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to talkSport.

The report comes courtesy of Italian newspaper La Stampa, who claim that United have made an offer of £61.25m for their former player.

Rumours have also linked the French midfielder with a move to Manchester City, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid, with the latter rumoured to be plotting a bid of £78m bid for him according to the Daily Star.

Pogba quit United for Juventus in 2012, and has since won several titles and cup triumphs with the Italian giants. However, he has recently admitted his love for the English side and Louis Van Gaal is hoping their bold bid and rumoured £7m-a-year contract will tempt him to return.

Juventus would naturally be reluctant to let their star man leave, especially during the January transfer window, and would likely push for the move to be made during the summer.

The club’s general director recently admitted that there was widespread interest in the midfielder, but that Juventus were unenthusiastic about any potential deal to sell him.

“Every European club is watching him and been in contact,” Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta is reported to have said.

“However, we want to have a strong team made up of champions. We have an important player in Pogba and we don’t have a need to sell him.”

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