Barcelona’s negotiations with Juventus for Paul Pogba have reportedly been put on hold until after their presidential elections on July 18.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bianconeri have called for a momentary ceasefire as the election hots up, but the pair of Champions League finalists will meet next Wednesday, when the Catalans are expected to formalise their offer.
Barca have long been considered favourites to sign the Frenchman given the excellent relationship between sporting director Ariedo Braida, the player’s agent Mino Raiola and Juve general manager Beppe Marotta.
The newspaper adds that two official meetings have taken place, one in April involving former patron Josep Maria Bartomeu and director Albert Soler and another between Braida and Marotta last Monday.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with big-money moves for Pogba, but the midfielder is understood to be against the idea of joining either club.