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Transfer balls: seven says after Manchester United ‘clinch’ Paul Pogba Real ‘gazump’ the deal

by | 27th, July 2016

Paul Pogba Watch: Seven days since the Daily Mirror stated that Manchester United had “signed” Paul Pogba, we read on the BBC that the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, “has cancelled Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba’s medical with Manchester United”.

The BBC links to the Daily Star, wherein we read:

…the super agent phoned the doctor to tell him not bother jetting home from a holiday in Europe to undertake the medical, as a deal for Pogba isn’t close.

The source for this is AS. It says Pogba is waiting for Real Madrid. It is his “dream to train under the orders of Zidane”.

Or as the Sun puts it:

POG IN BAG.. .Manchester United have sealed a world-record £105million deal for Paul Pogba – just as SunSport told you on Saturday.

Or as the Guardian writes: “Manchester United expect to seal £100m Paul Pogba deal within 48 hours.”

So not sealed, then?

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ESPN says “some among the United hierarchy even suspect Pogba may be ‘stalling them’ to see if Real Madrid come in with an official bid… There has long been a suspicion Pogba is still holding out for his first choice and Real finally acted on that in the last 48 hours by making contact with Juventus.”

As ever, we’ll end with a look at what the trusty Daily Mirror are saying today:

Zinedine Zidane has claimed Real Madrid could gazump Manchester United in their world record pursuit of Paul Pogba…

The Reds are set to make a fresh bid of £92m for the France midfielder, but Madrid coach Zidane raised the prospect of the Spanish giants stepping in to beat United to his signature.

Zidane said: “I don’t know if he will come. Until the 31st of August anything can happen. Everyone is interested in Pogba. “

So much for “CLINCHED”.


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Posted: 27th, July 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink