Forget Euro 2016 or the Copa America, the biggest story of this summer might well turn out to be the Paul Pogba transfer saga. With suitors in London, Manchester, Paris, Madrid and Catalunya, the world is Pogba's oyster, at least if he ever decided he wanted to leave Turin. After another impressive season with Serie A champions, Juventus, there were always going to be rumours linking the dynamic French midfielder with a move away from Serie A and certainly his latest actions have done little to slow the rumour mill.
Various sources are reporting today that Pogba has purchased a villa in Barcelona, renewing speculation that he will be joining the Blaugrana this coming off-season. With the European Championships set to play out over the next month and half, this one isn't going to be going away any time soon, and as Barcelona ponder how to spend the influx of sponsorship money they have coming from Nike, as well as other potential sources, the Catalans are certainly one of the few clubs who could afford to procure his services.
In typical tabloid fashion, there have been many reports that state this serves as proof positive of Pogba's intentions; although wisely the estate agency group have released a statement to point out that Pogba is simply purchasing the property for investment purposes.
Perhaps a more honest would have been "rich Frenchman purchases villa in Barcelona to diversify investment portfolio", but be honest, this silly scenario seems more fun, right?