Man Utd close on €35m deal that will signal exit of Paul Pogba

Date published: Friday 12th July 2019 1:17 - Matthew Briggs

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Mario Lemina, which will signal the likelihood to an Old Trafford exit for Paul Pogba, claim Don Balon.

Southampton midfielder Lemina has signalled his intention of quitting the south-coast club for “another level” this summer and the 25-year-old claims that Southampton will let him move on if his price tag is met.

The Times claimed on Tuesday evening that Man Utd had been given permission to sign Lemina in a potential £18million deal. However, the Evening Standard reported a senior source at Old Trafford had rubbished the rumours and claimed they have no interest in the former Juventus man.

Now the Spanish source go with the former line, and claim that Lemina is close to signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the price tag has been inflated to around €35million and not the €20million The Times quoted.

The report claims that the arrival of Lemina, who was a £15.4m signing from Juventus in 2017, will mean that Solskjaer will reluctantly now sanction the sale of Pogba to Real Madrid.

Apparently “Pogba that has already made it clear that he will not continue another day at Old Trafford”, but United want Real to up their offer of €120million to around €150million.

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Spanish outlet Diario Gol went big on Thursday evening, claiming that Pogba had agreed personal terms with Real over a potential summer move.

They went on to state that Pogba would be set to earn a huge €13m-a-year salary in the Spanish capital, but warns that it could unsettle the dressing room at the Bernabeu.


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