Paul Pogba
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Manchester United are considering a move to sign Real Madrid midfield target Paul Pogba, according to the Express.

The 21-year-old left Old Trafford and joined Juventus in the summer of 2012. In the last two seasons with the Turin club, the French international has been one of the key players for Antonio Conte's side and has been attracting interest from Real and Paris Saint-Germain.

The report claims Pogba's rise at Juventus has impressed United's incoming manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has already handed the transfer list to United chief executive Ed Woodward and Pogba is believed to be one of the players in the list.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager wants the Red Devils to sign the midfielder in the summer transfer window.

The Guardian claims that any move from the Red Devils to re-sign the former midfielder would see them spend around £60m for Pogba's signature. His contract with the Italian giants runs out in 2016.

The Frenchman has been included in the 23-man shortlist to represent his national side for the summer event in Brazil. Earlier in March, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola admitted his client would decide his future after the World Cup campaign with France.

"My priority is always the same: to look after the players I represent. Between now and the World Cup, nothing will happen. Everything you speak of - a renewal or a possible transfer - will be carefully assessed, but only after Brazil," Raiola explained.

Juventus has expressed their desire to retain their star midfielder and Raiola says Pogba is happy with his current employers.

"Pogba is happy with Juve, just as Juve are glad to have Pogba. He still has a contract in Turin until 2016. There is no rush, no urgency. For now, Pogba will not go," the midfielder's agent said.

"I say for now he will not go, because if one day a crazy offer for him comes in, we would assess it together."

"We will evaluate everything after the World Cup: any offers from other clubs, as well as proposals to renew his contract at Juventus. Everything is postponed, as Juventus know. I repeat: there are no problems of any kind," he concluded.