Real Madrid bid for Juventus’ Paul Pogba to add defensive mettle to midfield, while Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa wants to get more play-time.
Real Madrid Bid For French Star Pogba
Real Madrid continue to finalize a deal for Bale but are also looking to add another midfielder and have made a bid for Paul Pogba. Paul
Pogba’s phenomenal rise has caught attention of the entire continent and is slowly steadily establishing himself in the Juventus lineup. In the summer, Pogba won the U-20 World Cup with France and in the process turned many heads. One of those heads seems to be that of Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
After Juventus categorically stated they have no interest in selling their prized asset, Real Madrid have bid a sum of 40 million for the player. The former Manchester United player who had a fallout with the Red Devils after not getting enough game time, has also attracted interest from Arsenal whose search for a defensive midfielder continues with only 4 days left in the window. The bid could be sufficient for Juventus but the timing might mean there is no deal with not long to find a replacement.
Real Madrid have secured deals for Illaramendi and Isco in the summer and continue to pursue their interest in Welsh winger Gareth Bale. The deal for the Tottenham player however seems to have hit some temporary road blocks and Carlo Ancelloti is looking at other targets in the meanwhile.
Atletico Madrid Eye Want-away United Star Kagawa
Manchester United might be allowing Japanese international Shinji Kagawa to leave but only on loan. After joining English champions Manchester United from Dortmund last season, Shinji Kagawa has found himself in a bit-part role at the club, unable to get a starting spot with Wayne Rooney being deployed in midfield. Kagawa’s injury problems haven’t helped but the Japanese is now fit and raring to go. David Moyes however might look to send him out on loan before the window ends.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid just lost out to Barcelona recently and are still looking for additions. Simeone personally is keeping a close eye on Kagawa’s situation at Manchester United. Atletico finished 3rd last season after occupying 2nd spot for the most of the campaign and despite winning the King’s Cup in May; Simeone wants to improve Atletico’s league position this season.
Atletico, however, will face a strong competition in their attempts at signing the former Dortmund star, who is also gathering interest from his former club. Klopp is a huge admirer of Shinji and will be glad to have him back, even if not on a permanent basis. But are Manchester United in a position to sell with not many ready made backups n midfield? Moyes will need to decide quickly.