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Reports: Man United to make world record bid for Pogba

Man United are desperate to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Man United will make an opening offer of £100m for Paul Pogba in the next 24 hours, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

If accepted, the transfer would smash the world record £90m sum that Real Madrid paid Spurs for Gareth Bale nearly three years ago.

Pogba joined Juventus from United in July 2012 after rejecting the offer of a first senior contract from Sir Alex Ferguson in favour of Serie A, where he has developed into one of the world’s finest midfielders.

Reports suggest that £13m of United’s £100m bid will be performance-related, while they are also willing to make the 23 year-old one of the richest players on the planet with a £250,000 a week contract.

Juventus are expected to reject United's world record big and hold out for at least £100m without any add-ons, while Pogba himself is thought to be keen on a move back to Old Trafford this summer.

United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, will meet with Juventus directors and Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, instead of joining the club’s pre-season tour of China as he tries to iron out a deal that suits both parties.


Mourinho confirms Man United tour squad

Manchester United will take a 25-man squad for their pre-season tour of China, it has been confirmed.

Youngsters Will Keane and Axel Tuanzebe has been included after impressing in the club's pre-season friendly with Wigan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial won't be joining the squad in China.

Striker James Wilson, who spent last season on loan at Brighton, has not been called up for the trip.


Former Man Utd forward lands in Valencia for unveiling

Luis Nani is on the way has arrived in Valencia for his unveiling after completing a £7.2m move from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

The former Man United forward posted an image on his Instagram account this morning as he boarded a private jet that took him to his new club, where he will be presented at 8pm local time.

He played a starring role in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph last month, scoring twice in five games, with Valencia confirming he had joined them on a three-year deal on July 5th.

The 29 year-old scored eight goals in 28 league appearances for Fenerbahce last season, and will be welcomed by a strong Portuguese contingent at the Mestalla including Andre Gomes, Ruben Vezo and Joao Cancelo.

Valencia are hoping to force their way back into Champions League contention under Pako Ayestaran this season after a disappointing spell with Gary Neville at the helm.

West Ham sign Man United striker

West Ham have signed England Under-20 international Ashley Fletcher from Premier League rivals Manchester United.

The 20-year-old, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hammers, spent the second half of last season on loan at Barnsley, helping the Tykes win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and promotion from Sky Bet League One via the play-offs.

Ashley Fletcher spent time at Barnsley last season. Credit: PA

The striker was out of contract at Old Trafford and, according to West Ham, the terms of the transfer will now be finalised.

Fletcher told West Ham's website: "I am very excited to be here. West Ham are a massive club and I am just happy that I can come and further my development here.

"I think it is a club with a lot of ambition. They have a lot of good players and it was a special final season (at Upton Park). They managed to finish the campaign very well.

"West Ham are a club built on traditions of giving youngsters a run and hopefully I can get my chance as well."

Man United defender joins Swansea

Tyler Reid has moved to Swansea. Credit: PA

Swansea City have signed defender Tyler Reid from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.

Right-back Reid, who played for Arsenal before joining United, has signed a three-year deal with the Welsh club where he will play for the Development Squad.

I am really looking forward to a fresh challenge and getting started. I see a good opportunity to play first team football with the Development squad here.

I see myself as a quick, strong and powerful player who likes to get forward. I hope I can offer something both in attack and defence.

Swansea play good attractive football and I think that suits my style of play.

– Tyler Reid
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