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Real Madrid have bowed out of the race to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus due to financial reasons, Sky Sports have revealed.
Thanks to their gigantic financial resources, Manchester United have completely blown Real Madrid out of the water, and are now the absolute favourites to secure the 23-year-old’s services.
As per the report, the basic transfer fee that will bring Paul Pogba back to his boyhood club will be somewhere around £85 million (€100m).
However, including the add-ons, bonuses, and agent Mino Raiola’s fees, the net amount Manchester United will be spending in the Pogba deal will be north of £105 million (€123m).
Furthermore, United will be offering the France international a five-year contract, with a salary worth £250,000 per week, meaning the player’s salary alone would cost the Old Trafford club a massive £65 million.
The 20-time English Champions’ sheer willingness to do what it takes to get the deal done has discouraged Real Madrid’s club president Florentino Perez, who reportedly thought it best to back off and pursue other options instead.
The reigning European Champions will now be turning their attention to Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes. According to Sky Sources, the Spanish giants will be submitting a bid worth £42 million (€50m) for the Portuguese starlet following the conclusion of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Meanwhile, Manchester United look all-set to announce their big return to the topmost level of European football, by signing Paul Pogba for a world transfer record-breaking fee.
The Red Devils have already made four world-class acquisitions since sacking Louis van Gaal – the first being none other than Jose Mourinho, who is arguably one of the best managers in the world at the moment, and then signing three superstars, viz. Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.