Paris Saint Germain appear close to signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba after Goal.com claimed they have agreed an €80 million fee for the Frenchman.
The report declares the offer has been accepted by Juventus which would come as a significant blow to Manchester United and Chelsea, two clubs who are said to be incredibly interested in purchasing the player this summer.
However, Goal says despite a fee being agreed, there is still no guarantee Pogba will swap Turin for the Parc des Princes and he could still end up in the Premier League.
PSG’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is said to have met with Pogba and his representatives in Monte Carlo earlier this week but a wage packet for the player was not agreed.
Pogba, it’s said, is also willing to bide his time and await other offers before making a definitive decision on his future.
“Why did I talk with Pogba? Because he’s a great talent, he’s French, from Paris even. That said all the big clubs want him,” said Al-Khelaifi on Tuesday.
However, following Juventus’ win over Fiorentina, which almost confirms a fourth straight Serie A title, the Italian side’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta insisted the club do not ant to sell Pogba.
“It was an occasional meeting. They spoke about football. We don’t want to sell Paul.”