RUMORS: Juventus rejects Manchester United's £100M bid for Pogba

The Serie A champions reportedly have made clear they are holding out for £100 million up front with a further £8 million in add-ons, while the player would be happy to move.

Manchester United has seen its initial £100 million ($131M) bid for Paul Pogba rejected by Juventus, according to The Guardian.

The Red Devils are the favorites to sign the 23-year-old midfielder after Real Madrid bowed out of the race. Juve, though, reportedly is desperate to hold onto the France international and has dismissed the first official offer.

Ed Woodward apparently met with Juve directors Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici and Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, on Tuesday to discuss deal, but the Bianconeri have made clear they want more than United has offered.

The newspaper states the Serie A champions want £100 million up front with a further £8 million in add-ons, whereas £13 million of United’s initial bid was made up of bonuses.

A deal still seems likely, though, as Raiola has said he wants to bring Pogba back to England and will agree to a five-year deal worth £250,000 ($328,000) per week.


The original version of this story which was published by Serie A can be viewed here.

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