According to reports in Italy, there is a distinct chance that Manchester United will not be able to force through a move to sign Juventus ace Paul Pogba this summer.
The Premier League giants have seemingly made the French international their priority as Jose Mourinho looks to continue to strengthen his squad.
With the English media claiming that United are closing in on a €120m deal, with Pogba receiving €13m per season over a five-year contract, it appears from their viewpoint as though it’s merely a matter of time before the deal is completed.
However, according to Sky Sport Italia, they insist that Juve are in a position to turn down the substantial transfer fee and that Pogba is not pushing for a departure from Turin this summer.
Further, Gianluca Di Marzio has in fact suggested that it is agent Mino Raiola who is trying to make the move happen, as he will net 20 per cent of any future sale of his client.
In turn, there is still hope from a Bianconeri perspective that they will be able to keep hold of their French star, while the same could also be said of Leonardo Bonucci who continues to be linked with a switch to Manchester City.
While the sales of the duo would make the Serie A champions significant profit, they will be looking at the effect it would have on the pitch first and foremost, and despite receiving big money, it would be bitterly difficult to try and replace two hugely influential players.
Pogba is currently busy preparing for the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday night, and it now appears as though his agent is perhaps behind the talk of a return to Old Trafford ahead of next season.