Newcastle United are eyeing an ambitious summer swoop for Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba.

According to reputed journalist Miguel Delaney (h/t HITC), Newcastle United have expressed the desire to sign Paul Pogba in the new season. The Premier League giants are hoping to use their financial muscle to lure the Manchester United midfielder, whose contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season.

The report suggests Newcastle United are prepared to offer Pogba a contract worth £300,000-a-week. They want to make him the central figure of the club’s plans in the coming season, using his skill and quality in midfield to launch a successful campaign.

Despite being largely deemed as a flop at Manchester United, Pogba remains one of the most gifted midfielders in the Premier League. With a combined total of over 400 appearances at Manchester United and Juventus, the Frenchman offers an abundance of experience at the highest level of football.

In addition to his pedigree at the highest level, Pogba is a technically adept midfielder, who can prove to be an upgrade over Jonjo Shelvey. His partnership with Bruno Guimaraes in the middle of the park could go a long way in adding the much-needed quality to NUFC’s second line of press next season.

Does a new challenge await Paul Pogba? (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Does a new challenge await Paul Pogba? (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

However, the report suggests Pogba has no desire to join Newcastle United this summer. He is gunning for a traditional European giant, as he looks to take the next step in his career following a relatively poor spell at Manchester United.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are among the clubs planning on holding talks with Pogba over a potential move to Spain this summer. Paris Saint-Germain are another club in contention to sign the Frenchman international while his former outfit Juventus are involved in the equation as well.

Pogba, therefore, remains an unrealistic target for Newcastle for the time being. But that hasn’t deterred them from exploring other options in the market, with the Magpies notably eyeing a summer swoop for rising USMNT sensation Djordje Mihailovic.

As for Manchester United, they have started their search for a Pogba replacement next season. Kalvin Phillips is considered as one of the top candidates, although it appears the Leeds United star has no intention to join his direct rivals out of respect for his current club.

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