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Manchester United plotting HUGE £72m offer for midfield powerhouse

Manchester United have stepped up their efforts to attempt to secure Paul Pogba this summer by readying an offer of £54 million as well as £18 million-rated Robin van Persie to Juventus, according to the Express.

Pogba is attracting interest from clubs all over Europe, including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, and Tuttomercatoweb claims that Juve are willing to cash in on the French star this summer.

United let one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe leave the club on a free in 2012 and now look set to break their transfer record to resign the 22-year-old powerhouse.

Pogba’s agent has claimed it will take a world-record fee to sign Pogba, a record that is currently held by Gareth Bale’s £86 million transfer to Real Madrid, so United will need to prepare another £15 million on top of their reported offer just to meet that statement.

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The French international is currently sidelined for seven weeks so looks set to miss the remainder of Juventus’s run-in and if a summer move goes ahead he could have played his last game for the club.

If Pogba is to return to United it will potentially be one of the biggest transfers of all-time and his contribution to the side would go some way to helping Louis Van Gaal continue to rebuild the club.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly the only side that have put a concrete offer on the table but United look set to come in with an offer valuing £72 million in total, and will be confident they can get their man at that price.

Should Paul Pogba be Manchester United’s transfer priority this summer?

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