Report: Juventus place world record transfer fee price tag on Pogba

- Juventus' Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring

The Italian champions will demand £126 million (€160 million) for Pogba in order to ward off possible interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea

- Juventus' Paul Pogba celebrates after scoringPaul Pogba won't come cheap

Marca are reporting that Juventus have told Real Madrid that they will need to stump up a staggering £126 million if they want to sign Paul Pogba.

Pogba, who left Manchester United on a free transfer in February 2013, has been repeatedly linked with a move back to Old Trafford as well as to Stamford Bridge, in addition to Real Madrid’s interest.

Juventus' Paul Pogba (top) and his teammates celebrate after Giorgio Chiellini scored against Inter MilanJuventus' Paul Pogba (top) and his teammates celebrate after Giorgio Chiellini scored against Inter Milan

The Spanish giants are thought to have made Pogba their number one target, with Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane determined to bolster his midfield with the French superstar.

But it seems any potential suitors will have to negotiate an enormous financial stumbling block, one amounting to well over the world record transfer fee of £85 million paid again by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in the same year as Pogba’s penniless departure from the Red Devils.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine ZidaneReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is determined to sign Pogba

Real Madrid do have a track record for breaking the record transfer fee, with Bale joining a list of expensive Galacticos including Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo.

France's Paul Pogba in actionFrance's Paul Pogba in action for France

Whether Pogba will join that list remains to be seen, and it is undoubted that some tough negotiations will take place after this summer’s European Championships in Pogba’s home nation of France.

Les Bleus have already qualified from Group A in the tournament, with wins over Romania and Albania.

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