Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Paul Pogba and believes that he can help the Frenchman rediscover his best form, a report claims.
Pogba moved back to United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world-record £89million fee. However, he has failed to find and maintain the explosive form he showed in Turin.
Two foot injuries last season set his progress back and he also contracted Covid-19 in the summer. As such, all that culminated in the 27-year-old admitting that he is facing one of the most difficult periods in his career.
Transfer talk has nonetheless continued to surface amid his struggles. Indeed, his agent, Mino Raiola, has been largely responsible for creating such speculation.
But while reports have touted Real Madrid and Juventus as possible next destinations for Pogba, the Daily Star Sunday claims that new PSG manager Pochettino also wants the midfielder.
The newspaper reports, in fact, that Pochettino has made Pogba his top target for next summer’s transfer window.
The Argentine believes that the Frenchman is the ‘perfect’ player to build his team around. What’s more, he feels ‘convinced’ about his ability to pull off a swoop.
United are reportedly aiding Pochettino’s stance, though. The Red Devils are ready to sell Pogba, who supposedly feels ‘desperate’ to find a new challenge.
In addition, clubs keen on a transfer would have to pay around £75million for him, a lower figure than United’s original asking price.
The Daily Star Sunday also outlines how Madrid and Juventus look less likely to rival PSG for Pogba.
The LaLiga giants have consistently failed to match the player’s previous asking price. As such, it remains unclear whether they will try again amid their interest in Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Juventus, meanwhile, would ‘struggle’ to match Pogba’s demands on personal terms.
Pogba teammate wanted across Europe
Elsewhere in Sunday’s transfer gossip, the Sunday Mirror claims that Inter want to sign Jesse Lingard.
Pogba’s fellow midfielder remains frozen out at Old Trafford, making only three appearances this season.
And Inter boss Antonio Conte has supposedly been convinced over a swoop after receiving glowing reports about Lingard from Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young.