Report: Manchester United make bank-breaking bid for Pogba

France's Paul Pogba

José Mourinho could be set to get one over his former club Real Madrid, as United reportedly make £97.5 million bid for Paul Pogba.

France's Paul PogbaFrance's Paul Pogba is linked with Manchester United

Manchester United have bid £97.5 million (€120 million) for French star midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The Juventus midfielder is Europe’s hottest prospect this summer, with speculation rife over his future and whether he will stay with the Old Lady next season.

Interest in Pogba has been led by Spanish giants Real Madrid, with Coach Zinedine Zidane thought to have made his compatriot the club’s number one target.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine ZidaneReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is keen on Pogba

But it appears José Mourinho has stolen a march on his former employers, by giving the green light for a record breaking bid for the former United player.

This is not the first time United have been reported to have made a bid for Pogba, with The Sun claiming last month that United had offered £60 million.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in the stands before the matchNew Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in Pogba

But with latest reports suggesting not only that the Red Devils are willing to smash the world transfer record but also to offer his agent €25 million (roughly £20 million) in commission, United are not hanging about in their pursuit of their former player.

Pogba left Old Trafford for nothing back in 2012, and he has since lit up Serie A, helping the Old Lady to secure four consecutive titles since his arrival.

The Frenchman won the FA Youth cup with United, but fell our with club legend Sir Alex Ferguson over the amount of playing time he was getting.

France's Paul Pogba in action with Switzerland's Blerim DzemailiFrance's Paul Pogba in action with Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili

He is currently on international duty with France at Euro 2016, which could delay any possibility of a transfer, but discussions between United and Juventus are reportedly underway.

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