Manchester United will invest a total of €180m for Paul Pogba, including a €120m transfer, as Juventus begin to falter.

These are intense days for the Bianconeri’s transfer market. At a time when the rumours around the touted signing of Gonzalo Higuain have barely begun to settle, the case of Pogba is exploding.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the player’s powerful agent Mino Raiola is currently in Manchester, where he will discuss the possible sale of the player with the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho is apparently one of the player’s greatest admirers and the club will attempt a massive investment in order to satisfy his heart’s desire. This will involve a transfer fee of €120m along with a five-year contract for the player worth €12m per season, bringing their total expense to €180m.

The club from Turin wouldn’t take the full €120m, as a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs and the midfielder would see the latter taking 20 per cent of his transfer fee, meaning €24m.

Juventus so far have been adamant that they wouldn’t sell the player unless Pogba himself chose to leave, but there are rumours their resolve is beginning to crumble. And the Frenchman himself may be lured by United’s extraordinary pay-check.

Very much will depend on the player, who is currently on holiday after Euro 2016, and who also enjoys the interest of Real Madrid.