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Tribal Trends - Transfers: Real Madrid launch record Pogba bid; Dybala ponders Juventus exit; Oscar set for Europe return

The summer transfer window is now in it's final stretch...

There are stories and speculation swirling around everywhere. Sometimes it feels overwhelming.

But please don't stress, because here at Tribalfootball we will summarise the biggest stories throughout football each week and let you know whether you should believe the paper talk or not…

Paul Pogba - Manchester United

Clubs Interested:Real Madrid

Real Madrid appears to have intensified their pursuit of Paul Pogba following their 7-3 defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid.

The mood at the Bernabeu is one of uncertainty despite the game against Atletico being a mere friendly encounter.

On that note Zinedine Zidane is keen on bolstering his side with Manchester United's Paul Pogba and has thus, reportedly launched a bid of €160m for the Frenchman.

United's asking price for Pogba is said to be €200m, hence; from the looks of it there's a good chance they won't be able to sign Pogba due to United's valuation.

The World Cup winner did miss United's friendly on Saturday which is cause for suspicion, but…

Likelihood: Time is ticking on this one

Sergej-Milinkovic Savic - Lazio

Clubs Interested:Manchester United

Manchester United have been keen on signing Sergej-Milinkovic Savic for a couple of seasons now.

In the past, he was viewed as a player who would work well alongside Paul Pogba in United's midfield, now he's viewed as Pogba's potential replacement.

Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport claim that Milinkovic-Savic's move to Old Trafford is almost complete.

The Lazio man's agent was in London for talks with United's representatives to discuss a possible £100m move.

Realistically Pogba would have to sign for Madrid before United are able to acquire Milinkovic-Savic's services, so at this point it's fair to say it's 50/50.

Likelihood: Depends on the above!

Danny Welbeck- Free agent

Clubs Interested:Lazio, Various Premier League teams

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is currently having a hard time finding a club that fits his wage demands ahead of the new season.

According to The Sun, Welbeck, who was recently released by the Gunners, is keen on a £100k-per-week wage including a £5m sign on fee, but no club has expressed the desire to meet his demands.

Lazio is currently monitoring Welbeck's situation but are yet to make a concrete move for Welbeck due to his demands as well as his injury problems.

A host of Premier League teams also have him on their radars.

Welbeck will have to lower his wage demands to have any sort of chance of securing a move to a top-flight European team this season.

Likelihood: C'mon Danny!

Paulo Dybala - Juventus

Clubs Interested:Manchester United, Tottenham

According to Tuttosport, Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Manchester United target Paulo Dybala and are prepared to make a bid of £80m to lure the Argentine forward to North London.

Manchester United were previously believed to be the only Premier League team with concrete interest in Dybala as they look to secure his services through an exchange deal involving out-of-favour Romelu Lukaku.

Dybala's situation at Juventus is a dicey one.

He's a fan favourite but his playing time in his preferred position is not guaranteed, on that note he's keen on moving to a team that can offer him guaranteed playing time whilst also meeting his wage demands.

Spurs already have designated starters in every position hence Dybala could have a hard time fitting in, and their wage structure isn't made for accommodating 'superstar' players.

On the other hand, United have reportedly pulled out due to the aforementioned demands.

Likelihood: He's staying at Juve

Oscar - Shanghai SIPG

Clubs interested:Inter Milan, AC Milan

Former Chelsea star, Oscar, is keen on a return to the 'big time' having spent the past few years plying his trade in Chinese Super League side, Shangai SIPG.

The Brazilian proved to be one of the best midfielders in Europe back when he was at Chelsea but secured a big-money move to China at the peak of his powers.

Oscar told "If someone has searched for me? Yes, in these weeks I have talked to two clubs in Milan. I can't go into details, but one thing I can say – I want to play in Italy."

Inter Milan and AC Milan aren't quite the clubs they used to be, hence they can't pay the exorbitant wages Oscar currently makes in China.

But considering Oscar's interest in moving to either club stems from his desire to return to European football then we could very well be seeing Oscar playing mainstream football once again.

Likelihood: He could return!

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