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Real Madrid told they will have to pay £130 million to land Paul Pogba from Manchester United

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Manchester United bosses have said that star midfielder Paul Pogba will not be allowed to leave Old Trafford for less than £130 million (€150 million) amid continuing interest from Real Madrid, according to reports.

Spanish newspaper Marca report Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola being told this, with United wanting to keep hold of the French international.

Madrid have been linked with Pogba, 26, for some time, and this speculation has increased since his countryman Zinedine Zidane came back to the Bernabeau as manager. Zidane is known to be a fan of Pogba and he would fit as a marquee signing as it is expected that there will be major changes to the Madrid squad over the summer.

However, United want to keep hold of Pogba. While his relationship had seemingly broken down with previous manager Jose Mourinho, he has hit top form under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is thought to be happy in Manchester. That said, he is thought to like the idea of playing for Zidane.

In addition, whether or not United qualify for next year’s Champions League could have a bearing on Pogba’s thinking – the club are locked in a 4-way battle with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal for the final two spots.

Madrid however are believed to be planning other targets if it is decided that £130 million is too much for the player, or if United reject all offers for him.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich set for battle to sign Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale seems set to leave Real Madrid this summer and Manchester United and Bayern Munich are at the head of the queue to sign him. 

Real manager Zinedine Zidane is planning a major overhaul of the squad in the summer, with several players set to be shipped out, including Bale, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

AS reported a meeting between Real and Bale’s representatives where it was said that Bale could choose his next club, as long as the bids were roughly equivalent.

Bale, 29, has had a fractious relationship with the Real fans recently and it is thought that the club’s top brass have become frustrated with his recent injury record.

During his time in Madrid, Bale has scored 102 goals in 227 appearances. Among other trophies he has won three Champions League trophies.

Manchester United have long been linked with the Welsh international and could come in for him again. However, new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signalled that his transfer policy will focus on younger players this summer, so it remains to be seen.

Any deal could also hinge on whether Madrid make a move for Paul Pogba. This rumour has again resurfaced today and he would be the sort of target Zidane would be looming for.

Bayern Munich are also planning a major squad overhaul and Bale would be the sort of marquee signing they are looking for to replace the likes of Arjen Robben.

Munich could also afford Bale’s wages, which is something that could put other potential suitors off signing him.

Real Madrid plan £125 million move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba – reports

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are planning to make a £125 million bid to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu this summer, according to reports. 

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a long-term fan of his countryman and tried to sign him three summers ago when Pogba decided instead to join United for a then world record £89 million.

With Zidane planning a major revamp of the Madrid squad, Pogba is a name towards the top of the list of targets, according to The Sun.

The player also admitted in an interview recently that it was a dream for him to play for the club. He also spoke of his admiration for Zidane.

However, this doesn’t mean Pogba wants to leave United right now. He is believed to be happy in Manchester, and is enjoying playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was confirmed as United’s permanent manager yesterday (March 28). Indeed, his form since the Norwegian took over has been impressive.

United also don’t want to sell one of their star players. Pogba will be one of the players Solskjaer builds his team around.

But if Madrid want to test United’s resolve it will take a bid of at least £125 million, according to The Sun.

All the factz on Fulham v Manchester United, including which TV channel its on

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The early kick off in the Premier League today sees Fulham take on Manchester United at Craven Cottage. 

Fulham desperately need points to close the gap to 17th place, while United are closing in on a Champions League place.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* United thrashed Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford back in December.
* The Cottagers have lost 4 of their last 5 PL matches.
*Fulham’s main problem is in defence: just two clean sheets all season and 55 goals conceded.
* United are the form side in the division: they have won 7 of their last 8 PL matches, drawing the other.
* Paul Pogba is United form man, scoring 6 goals and assisting another 5 in his last 8 PL appearances.

Juventus lining up summer bid to bring Manchester United star Paul Pobga back to Turin

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Italian champions Juventus are planning to make a bid to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Pogba made his name in his first spell at Juventus from 2012-16, before leaving Turin to return to Manchester United in a then-world record £89 million deal. However, his second spell in Manchester has been patchy, with the French World Cup winner struggling to recreate his best form amid public fall-outs with ex-manager Jose Mourinho.

However, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as interim manager at Old Trafford, Pogba has been a rejuvenated character and seems to be enjoying his football once again.

This apparently hasn’t put off Juventus’ bosses. There have been persistent rumours over the past year or so that Juventus wanted Pogba back – and that he wanted to go – but no concrete bids have ever emerged.

Juve boss Max Allegri seemed to pour cold water on rumours recently when he said that it would be “difficult” to see Pogba back in Turin. But things can change quickly in football.

If Juve were to bid, then United would want to at least recoup their £89 million investment and probably look for a fee in excess of £100 million for a player that, at 26, is in the peak years of his career.

Pogba’s future could be decided by who is manager of Manchester United after the end of this season. Solskjaer is an interim coach and has proved popular with players so far, but there are no guarantees that he will be made permanent at the end of the season. Other managers, notably Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, have been heavily linked with the role too.