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Manchester United Fans Hit With Negative News Regarding Pogba Pursuit [BBC]

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 13: Paul Pogba of Juventus looks on prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

In contrast to recent reports Manchester United are no closer to signing long-term target Paul Pogba, say the BBC.

Not only is a deal far from being completed, but there has not actually been talks of any variation between United and Pogba’s current club, Juventus.

Rumours have been rife in the media that Manchester United had agreed to a £100m deal with Juventus to sign with the Red Devils.

And Di Marzio, a usually reliable source, also claimed that the club had shook hands on a deal in principle with Pogba to pay the Frenchman €13m per season.

However, the BBC’s update will come as a disappointment to United fans, who had been hoping to see Pogba return to Manchester before the start of the season.

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Currently, the 23-year-old is on international duty with France in the European Championships.

The hosts face Portugal in the final at the Stade de France at 8pm on Sunday night, with Pogba one of the team’s influential leaders.

The midfielder is playing in a different position to what he is accustomed to at Juve, and received severe backlash from social media for his early performances in the tournament.

After an impressive display against Ireland though, Pogba began to replicate the form he has shown in Turin over the last two years and was outstanding in France’s 2-0 triumph over Germany on Thursday in Marseille.

Juventus have refused to become drawn into the speculation surrounding their star man, instead quietly hopeful of extending his contract which will run out in 2019.

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Pogba has been outstanding for Juventus and France.

Sky Sports have claimed that Real Madrid are Pogba’s preferred destination, and his agent Mino Raiola has made no secret of meetings with Real Madrid officials in the past.

Pogba spent three years at Old Trafford and finally decided to quit after witnessing Rafael and Ji-Sung Park start in midfield over him in a 3-2 defeat to Blackburn.

The BBC have also said that Sir Alex Ferguson and Mino Raiola fell out at this time, but such an occurrence is unlikely now with Jose Mourinho at the helm.

Raiola has helped engineer moves for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Old Trafford this summer – will he do the same for Pogba?

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