KEY POINTS

  • Reports state that Pogba could move to Inter next season
  • Even the likes of Real, PSG and Juventus are chasing Pogba
  • Man Utd signed Pogba for $120m, which was a world record fee then

Real Madrid reportedly are set to battle against the likes of Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Juventus in the race to sign Manchester United star midfielder, Paul Pogba.

Pogba, who moved from Allianz Stadium side to Old Trafford in 2016 for a transfer fee of $120 million, has struggled to settle in with the Red Devils and has been heavily linked with Real and a return to Italy over the last few months. In addition to this, Ligue 1 side PSG have shown interest in signing the Frenchman.

According to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan are ahead in the race. Pogba, whose contract ends in 2021, has not received any contract extension news from Man Utd, even though the former Premier League champions can do so but he clearly does not look to be in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future plans. He has played only eight matches so far this season due to injuries and his last was Man Utd’s Boxing Day clash against Newcastle United, where he had suffered his latest injury.

It is understood that Pogba still keeps in touch with his Juventus teammates and it would be best if he returned to the club that made him a star in the first place. However, the manager who helped him develop into the soccer player he is today - Antonio Conte – is currently managing Inter Milan and which is why they have the upper hand ahead of Real and Juventus.

Sergio Ramos (left) took to a treadmill while it was the garden with his dog for his Real Madrid teammate Benzema Sergio Ramos (left) took to a treadmill while it was the garden with his dog for his Real Madrid teammate Benzema Photo: AFP / CRISTINA QUICLER

Meanwhile, even Pogba has made it clear that he does not see his future in Manchester. It is also understood that due to the coronavirus outbreak, Pogba could suffer a dip in his market value. Man Utd could go a step closer to clearing funds for their top-priority target, Jadon Sancho of Dortmund, by selling Pogba, before the latter’s value hits further low.

Sancho’s signing is anyway not going to be easy for the Red Devils as Dortmund have made it loud and clear that they will not accept a bargain in regards to the midfielder’s transfer fee, which is expected to be over $124m.