Pogba warned over Machester United  return

TRANSFER TITTLE-TATTLE with John Kyanda/Hot 96/@johnkyanda Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested that Paul Pogba would be taking a step back if he decides to return to Manchester United. The 23-year-old left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012 but could be set to return this summer in a world-record deal worth £100m, with negotiations over a potential deal understood to have begun earlier this month. However, Allegri believes Juventus are in the European elite and has reminded Pogba that they can offer the France midfielder the chance to win the Champions League this season while United will compete in the Europa League. Pogba, who was part of the French team which reached the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, was also a mainstay in Allegri’s side which was beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League final in 2015. ENGLAND Manchester United are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen but the Wales international is a top target for Swansea City. Liverpool are chasing Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum with the Reds looking to negotiate a £20m deal with the club close to completing the signing of defender Ragnar Klavan from Bundesliga side Augsburg. Leicester city midfielder Riyad Mahrez is set for a dream move to Spanish champions Barcelona after rejecting a new contract with the Premier League champions. West Ham striker Enner Valencia is wanted by both Premier League rivals Swansea and Italian side Lazio but neither club have met his £15m valuation. Chelsea will sign AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez if their second choice goalkeeper Asmir Begovic joins Everton. Tottenham have started negotiations with French side Marseille over an £11m deal for 21-year-old winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. Everton looking to sign Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel but Premier League champions will demand £20million. Diego Costa has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Chelsea with the hope of returning to Atletico Madrid. ITALY
Stade de Nice, Nice, France - 17/6/16 Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring their third goal with teammates as Turkey's Volkan Babacan looks on REUTERS/Yves Herman Livepic
Stade de Nice, Nice, France – 17/6/16 Spain’s Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring their third goal with teammates as Turkey’s Volkan Babacan looks on REUTERS/Yves Herman Livepic
Inter Milan are set to snatch Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from under the noses of Everton and Leicester. Juventus are ready to raid for Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic if Paul Pogba completes his world-record move to Manchester United. Arsenal and Chelsea have been told they must pay almost £38m for Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Juventus want to replace Alvaro Morata who left for Real Madrid earlier this summer and are willing to sell four players in order to generate the funds for Higuain. Marko Pjaca has bid farewell to Dinamo Zagreb ahead of a proposed move to Juventus, his agent has confirmed. GERMANY Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are still in the race to sign Leroy Sane despite reports suggesting that Manchester City are close to sealing a move for the Germany attacker. Mario Gotze’s return to Borussia Dortmund imminent as Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms talks. Sources: DailyMail, BBC, SkySports, soccernet.com, The Guardian, football365.com.

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