Real Madrid are reportedly set to sit down with Mino Raiola, the agent of Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old has attracted interest from across Europe already this summer, with various European giants linked with making a move for him.
However, according to AS, it appears as though Los Blancos will be the first to make a genuine attempt at reaching an agreement as they will meet with Raiola in Monaco on Tuesday.
It is claimed that the two parties will discuss various aspects of a possible move, including the salary on offer which is expected to be the biggest stumbling block.
Real are said to be willing to offer a five-year deal worth around €8m per season without bonuses, while Pogba and his agent are seeking a deal that will secure him between €12-€13m per season.
Evidently, there is still a long way to go before an agreement is reached, but as noted by AS, the mere fact that the two parties are sitting down to discuss personal terms is a sign that things are moving in the right direction from a Real point of view.
It is added by AS though, that the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement on the transfer fee, as it is suggested that the Bianconeri are ultimately looking for €120m in order to agree to sell.
Pogba played a starring role for Juve this past season, scoring 10 goals and creating 16 in 49 appearances in all competitions to help the club to a domestic double for the second season in a row.
Although he failed to shine in France’s opening game of Euro 2016 on Friday against Romania, he will be expected to play a key role for Didier Deschamps moving forward which in turn will only further strengthen Juve’s position when it comes to negotiations with their European rivals.