Manchester City and Barcelona target Paul Pogba 'may head to court' in order to seal Juventus exit
The in-demand France midfielder faces a legal stumbling block ahead of any potential transfer away from Juventus.
Paul Pogba is reportedly ready to head to the courts in order to seal a transfer away from Juventus.
The in-demand France international has been linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but no firm bids have materialised.
According to reports in France Football, this is partly down to a wrangle over image rights, with any buying club needing to add a further €15million to any fee in order to transfer the rights from Oualidia Tanazefti, an old friend of Pogba who currently manages them via a company registered in Luxembourg.
Pogba may now look to take up legal action against Tanazefti in order to resolve the deadlock and facilitate a move away from the Italian champions.
It is thought that the Italian champions are holding out for a fee of €80million for the midfielder, who would also demand a €12million salary.
It was reported earlier this month that Manchester City were leading the race for the Frenchman, who has been linked with a move away from Juventus.
Pogba was an essential part of the Juve team that won Serie A at a canter last term, and made it all the way to the Champions League final.
Paul Pogba: 2014-15
Their conquerors in Berlin, Barcelona, are also said to be interested in the former Manchester United man's services, but Nou Camp legend Johan Cruyff said he believes they should steer clear.
"The figures seem to be absurd. €80 million for Pogba is absurd,” he said.
Any move from Barcelona would be a complex one, given their current transfer embargo. New signing Arda Turan will not be allowed to represent the Catalan club until January.