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Report: Barcelona, Juventus start Paul Pogba talks; 2016 deal on the horizon

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The Paul Pogba Story will never end, but it seems like things have started to get serious.

According to reports from Diario Sport, Barcelona and Juventus, the two UEFA Champions League finalists, have engaged on serious talks regarding the transfer of the French midfielder to Catalonia next season. Since the Blaugrana are still banned and can't register any new signings in 2015, a potential deal would be for January of 2016 or even the season after that, 365 days from now.

In fact, the reports say, there is a meeting scheduled next Wednesday in Italy between the two clubs. Barça's sporting commission director Ariedo Braida will meet with Juve's officials to try and advance the negotiations as soon as possible. While the Catalan giants are indeed the favorites at this point to sign the 21-year-old, big clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have made formal offers, and Braida has to get as close to a deal as he can.

Some details that sources told Barça Blaugranes: after months of ridiculous asking fees, the Bianconeri start to listen to more reasonable offers, and as of right now, according to those sources, a deal is being discussed in the €70 million region. It's a LAHT of money, but not an otherworldly amount.

Let's see how things progress.