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24th Nov 2018

Inter Milan to join race to sign Paul Pogba as new CEO looks to make marquee signing

Inter Milan are keen to sign Paul Pogba, as incoming CEO Beppe Marotta, formerly of Juventus, looks to make a marquee signing

Reuben Pinder

Juventus will have competition

Inter Milan will join the race to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United, as incoming CEO Beppe Marotta looks to make a statement with his first signing for the club.

Pogba’s relationship with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been fractious during their time together at Old Trafford, and rumours of Pogba wanting to leave never seem to disappear.

Barotta was CEO at Juventus during Pogba’s time in Turin and wants to bring the Frenchman to the San Siro as his first signing of a new era for Inter.

Tuttosport report that Pogba has told friends he is tempted by a move back to Italy, with his old club Juventus keen to bring him back to the club where he truly made a name for himself.

But Marotta hopes to use his connection with the player, and his agent, Mino Raiola, as a means of persuading him to join Inter instead.

Pogba has been one of United’s better players this season, but his relationship with Mourinho has not vastly improved.

Mourinho stripped the player of the vice-captaincy earlier this season, before appearing to stage a very public argument in a training session in front of TV cameras.

Various falling-out over trivial matters will only push Pogba further towards the exit door, and he won’t be short of options.