Real Madrid will reportedly meet with Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola on Tuesday to discuss a variety of terms, as Los Blancos hope to take a decisive lead over Manchester United in the race to land the Juventus star.
Per Sky Sports Italia (h/t AS‘ Alvaro de la Rosa), Real will meet with Pogba’s camp before opening discussions with Juventus, which is standard practice for Los Blancos. Per the Independent‘s Jack de Menezes, new United manager Jose Mourinho is also keen on the Frenchman.
According to De la Rosa, wages could be one of the main sticking points between Real and Pogba. Los Blancos have suggested a wage packet of roughly €8 million per year, which is almost double what he makes with Juventus. Pogba is eyeing far bigger wages, however, of up to €13 million.
The Bianconeri maintain they have no intention of selling, and Pogba could cost as much as €120 million, which would set a new transfer record, according to De la Rosa. Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has previously been quoted as saying: “If you want a Mona Lisa and there’s only one, you’ll have to pay a hefty sum.”
While few players in the world are worth such a lofty figure, Pogba has established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world. The 23-year-old played a key role in Juventus’ run to their fifth straight Serie A title last year, and he’s expected to lead France to UEFA Euro 2016 glory as well.