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Inter Milan nudge Real Madrid aside in race for Pogba

Inter manager Antonio Conte has identified the French intentional as a key summer acquisition with Real Madrid and Juventus also keen on the player.

Inter Milan nudge Real Madrid aside in race for Pogba
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Inter Milan have joined the race to sign French international Paul Pogba with 'nerazzuri' boss Antonio Conte unhappy with his current midfield. Eriksen has failed to convince the Italian, with Conte deeming that Sensi and Barella not up to the task. 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' report that the former Italian national team coach has requested the signing of Pogba with both men having worked together at Juventus and still retain a positive relationship.

Pogba's salary may be a stumbling block for any potential move and club executive Beppe Marotta has been enlisted with the task in convincing the player to take a drop in his current pay packet which works out at roughly 17 million euro per season. The Gazzetta add that the player's current contract expiry date with Manchester United (30 June 2021) and Inter owner Steven Zhang's ambition for the club are factors in the Milan club's favour.

Inter exits

The Serie A side are expected to finance the deal with the sales this summer, with the likes of Icardi  Perisic, Vecino and possibly Lautaro packing their bags.

Pogba's agent Mino Riola now adds this Inter interest to that of Real Madrid and Juventus as the Spanish side explore midfield alternatives with the likes of Camavinga and Napoli's Fabián linked with the Bernabéu outfit.