Euro Paper Talk: Barca hold out Pogba hope after development; John Terry’s shock move

Date published: Saturday 8th September 2018 1:12

Barcelona spoke directly to Paul Pogba last month, while Man Utd target Alex Sandro has not yet held contract talks with Juventus, all in the European papers.

 

BARCA SPOKE TO POGBA

Barcelona were in direct contact with Paul Pogba this summer, according to a report in Spain.

The Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo have reported today that Barca recently spoke directly to the Manchester United man.

Since the conclusion of the World Cup, where Pogba helped France to glory, Barca have been chasing the midfielder.

Their efforts ultimately ended in failure, but they are still hoping to revive a deal in January – just as they did last summer when they eventually signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

 

It’s understood Pogba only wants to move to Barca or his former club Juventus after becoming increasingly distant with Jose Mourinho at United.

Just what Ed Woodward and United will make of the latest reports coming from Spain remains to be seen, but the news will hardly help endear Pogba to United and their fans.

AND THE REST

Juventus are yet to hold talks with Man Utd target Alex Sandro and his entourage over extending his deal (Calciomercato)

Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Cruz Azul youngster Roberto Alvarado (Esto)

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is set to join Spartak Moscow (Goal)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has said that he would like to retire at a Major League Soccer team, either in Los Angeles or Miami (L’Equipe)

Barcelona are worried by Gerard Pique’s commitment and want to hold talks  regarding his off-field activities (Mundo Deportivo)

PSG offered €10million, plus a possible €10m in bonuses for Renato Sanches in the last week of August (Le10Sport)

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala wants to move to Real Madrid (Don Balon)

Dybala was forced to withdraw from the Argentina squad ahead of their friendly with Guatemala due to ‘personal problems.’ (Corriere dello Sport)

PSG’s France international ‘keeper Alphonse Areola reportedly wanted to join Chelsea (Le Figaro)

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Atletico are keen to ward off interest in Lucas Hernandez from Man Utd by tying the defender down to a new contract with a release clause of €150m (AS)

Fiorentina are preparing a lucrative new contract offer for Giovanni Simeone (Calciomercato)

Barcelona are leading the race for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan have their eyes on Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian for January (Corriere dello Sport)

 

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