Manchester United Paul Pogba transfer news: Latest on Juventus midfielder’s world record return to Old Trafford

4 Aug

Paul Pogba’s reported move to Manchester United could have reached its final stages.


The past few weeks have been filled with speculation over the France international leaving Juventus and sealing a return to Old Trafford, in a world record deal.

So, talkSPORT has rounded up the latest reports on Pogba’s now seemingly imminent Manchester reunion…

WORLD RECORD £108.9M TRANSFER FEE AGREED

The Daily Record understand a £108.9m fee has been agreed, with £83.8m to be paid to Juventus and £25.1m going to his agent Mino Raiola, covering a 30 per cent sell-on clause.

Should this be the case, Pogba will surpass the £86m fee Real Madrid paid to secure the services of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur to become the world’s most expensive footballer.

What’s more, Adidas, who have a long-term contract with Pogba, are said to be pleased by the huge amount of coverage the midfielder has received over the past month, suggesting they are keen for his move to Manchester United to be completed.

MANCHESTER UNITED TO ANNOUNCE POGBA’S ARRIVAL BEFORE FORMALITIES ARE CONCLUDED

Jose Mourinho is optimistic that his fourth summer signing will be completed before his side’s opening game of the Premier League season against Bournemouth, and they could speed up their announcement.

Reports in the Telegraph claim the Red Devils are expected to announce the arrival of Pogba before the player has had his medical, signed his contract and undergone various other formalities.

There is a possibility that he could be unveiled as a Manchester United player – for the second time in his career – ahead of the club’s Community Shield clash against Leicester City.

POGBA AGREES CONTRACT WORTH AROUND £275,000-A-WEEK

A reported world record transfer fee will inevitably come with a significant pay increase for Pogba.

The 23-year-old allegedly earns an annual wage of £3.3m at Juventus, but he’ll see this figure jump with reports of a £275,000-a-week contract at Manchester United.

This would be more than Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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