Manchester United reportedly think they have a "50/50" chance of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The 23-year-old Frenchman left the Red Devils for Serie A in 2012, but has been strongly linked with a return to his former club in recent weeks.
Pogba is said to be a key transfer target for new United boss Jose Mourinho, while he is also reported to have attracted the interest of Real Madrid. United know they may need to spend as much as £100m ($132m) to secure his signature, but are keen to pursue a world-record deal.
Real Madrid are widely considered to be favourites to sign Pogba. But that has not discouraged United, who are also said to be in negotiations with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola for two more of his clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
United feel they have a "50/50" chance of signing Pogba this summer, according to ESPN, who also report that the Old Trafford club are still negotiating a move for Ibrahimovic. The Swede is available on a free transfer this summer and has been linked with a move to United for months.
Ibrahimovic has, however, remained tight-lipped about his future since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. "For me, with Manchester [United], there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment," the reported United transfer target recently said, according to the Manchester Evening News. "What the future will be, you will know soon. But I enjoy football. Wherever I go I will be the same person and I will enjoy [myself]."