EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid close to sing a new star

Spanish newspaper ABC report today that Real Madrid will pay €95 million for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The deal is reportedly all but done as Juventus and Los Blancos still have to talk about Morata and possibly about other players. Juventus wanted more money but that’s all Madrid will offer.

Pogba will earn close to €9 million per season, just like captain Sergio Ramos and behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the best paid player in the club. Real Madrid and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola have been discussing the terms of their next contract and apparently it will be a six-year deal, if that same report by ABC is accurate.

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The deal won’t likely be announce during the UEFA Euro, so Madrid fans will have to wait at least three or four weeks to get official confirmation that Pogba will wear the white jersey next season.

Zidane wants Pogba to play in the center of the midfield alongside Modric, with Toni Kroos playing deeper.

Juventus are prepared to meet any bids that fall short of their valuation of Pogba with a counter-offer – €120 million plus Germany international Kroos.

Though the Serie A side are unwilling to sell the France star, interest in Pogba from Europe’s elite makes a stay in Turin extremely unlikely – even if he hangs around for one more season.

With that in mind, Juve officials feel Kroos would be the perfect replacement for Pogba.

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