Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will reportedly make a decision on his future in the next few days with Real Madrid still hoping to beat Manchester United to his signing.
The 23-year-old will head off on holiday this week after his exploits at Euro 2016, with the Bianconeri affording him additional time off after a gruelling summer.
However, according to The Sun, both United and Real are still hopeful of prising him away from Turin, with the former offering nearly £5m more than their European rivals.
It had been suggested that the La Liga giants had pulled out of the race due to the fact that they were unable to compete with the figures being offered by United, but a source for The Sun informed them that they are “very much still in for Pogba”.
Furthermore, it is claimed in the report that Pogba would prefer a move to Spain to play under Zinedine Zidane, but Jose Mourinho is hoping that the club’s relationship with Mino Raiola and the fees that they can offer will sway him in their favour.
The French midfielder scored 10 goals and provided 16 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions last season, and was an influential figure in Juve’s continued success as they made it five consecutive Serie A titles.
However, he experienced an indifferent Euro 2016 as he impressed in parts but was criticised at times for failing to have the impact that he is capable of.
Nevertheless, he’ll be keen to move on from the disappointment of losing in the final to Portugal and will now switch his attention to his club future.
Raiola has suggested already this week that Pogba may even stay in Turin and could be offered a new deal by the Bianconeri, and so with the new campaign edging ever closer, it remains to be seen where Pogba will be plying his trade next season.