Pogba deal – Confirmation imminent

Man Utd are finally expected to confirm the £100m signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus, with an announcement due in the next few days.

Man United: Pogba deal - Confirmation imminentMan United: Pogba deal - Confirmation imminent

United have been chasing the France midfielder all summer and appear to have won the race for his signature with the 23-year-old set to return to the club he left in 2012 in a world-record £100m transfer.

Pogba has been on holiday in the US this week but upon his return to Europe his move to Old Trafford will be finalised and reports claim United could be in a position to officially announce the deal either over the weekend or early next week.

Real Madrid were also interested in Pogba but it became clear United were winning the race to land him last month as they were prepared to pay Juve’s asking price and had also met with his agent, Mino Raiola, to negotiate the move.

Everything is now virtually in place and Pogba is set to become Jose Mourinho’s fourth signing since he took over, joining Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the club.

Mourinho had said this week that he was confident of landing one more player this summer, although he refused to name Pogba as that target.

The much-anticipated move is now all but completed and Pogba is poised to become the most expensive player in the world. The deal is likely to eclipse the world record £85.3m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013, although the £100m fee does include a substantial payment to Raiola as well.

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