Man United to offer Pogba €13 million a year, Van Persie to Boro and more transfer gossip

Plus, Liverpool are reportedly interested in one of the stars of Poland’s Euro 2016 campaign.

Paul Pogba has impressed for France at Euro 2016.
Paul Pogba has impressed for France at Euro 2016.

HERE’S THE GOOD, the bad and unlikely football moves being talked about today.

MAN UNITED ARE still keen on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba despite recent reports suggesting the France midfielder would prefer a move to Real Madrid.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Red Devils will offer Juve £102 million (€120m), while promising their former player £11m (€13m) a year to re-join the club.

After the big-money signing of Sadio Mane last month, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to link up again with €7 million-rated Polish international Jakub Blaszczykowski, who he previously managed at Dortmund, according to German publication Bild.

£50 million-rated John Stones is understood to have told Everton that he wants a move to Man City, who — along with Chelsea — have been persistently linked with the 22-year-old centre-back in recent months.

Germany v Italy - UEFA Euro 2016 - Quarter Final - Stade de Bordeaux Leonardo Bonucci starred in Italy's Euro 2016 campaign. Source: Antonio Calanni

However, Stones is not the only talented defender that the Etihad outfit have their eye on. With Vincent Kompany’s injury problems showing no signs of abating last season, Pep Guardiola’s team reportedly are contemplating a £51m (€60m) move for Italy and Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci.

Despite 16 goals in his debut season with Fenerbahce, the Turkish club are open to offers for 32-year-old striker Robin van Persie, with Middlesbrough understood to be considering a move for the ex-Arsenal and Man United star.

Spurs are apparently keen on Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum, but the forward — who scored 13 goals in all competitions last season — is likely to cost in the region of £25m (€29m).

Finally, Liverpool could be set to offload two players. West Ham and Crystal Palace are both hoping to end Christian Benteke’s nightmare stint at the club, while Bournemouth could prise Jordon Ibe  away from Anfield for £15m (€17m).

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Soccer - FA Carling Premiership - Chelsea v West Ham United Source: EMPICS Sport

‘Super’ Dan Petrescu joined Sheffield Wednesday from Genoa in the summer of 1994 after the Romanian international impressed at the World Cup that year.

At Wednesday, he made 43 appearances, but it was Chelsea — the club he joined after one season with the Owls — where he truly established his legacy in England.

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The full-back spent five seasons at Stamford Bridge, scoring 17 goals in 152 appearances and winning the now-defunct Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup during his time there.

After leaving Chelsea in 2000, Petrescu had brief stints at Bradford, Southampton and Romanian side Naţional București.

The former player’s career also encompassed competing in the 1989 European Cup final with Steaua Bucharest and appearing 95 times for the Romanian national side.

These days, he manages Russian side FC Kuban Krasnodar, following a brief stint at Jiangsu Suning, where according to the official Premier League website, Petrescu was instrumental in bringing Brazilian midfielder Ramires from Chelsea to the Chinese Super League club.

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