According to a report from Daily Mirror, Manchester United have sealed the world-record £100million deal to sign Paul Pogba.
They have reportedly agreed to pay Juventus the massive fee for their France superstar and will hand Pogba a five-year contract worth £210,000-a-week, net.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, it’s believed, agreed on the deal with Juve directors Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici, as well as the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
The 23-year-old France star left Old Trafford for less than £1m four years ago.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t deny the Pogba deal.
“I don’t confirm and I don’t deny,” the Portuguese said during a press meet in Shanghai. “I cannot tell you.
“I don’t think it is correct to speak about players from other clubs. My directors did a fantastic work to do 75% of the job I ask them to do. I gave them a few options. We have just 25% to do until 31 August.
“We are in great conditions to have a great market. We are calm. We have three faces to fill the profile. I am confident Mr. Woodward will get the player we need to get a good balance.”
Pogba though doesn’t seem to be a natural fit with United’s existing midfield, which appeared to be a weak spot, but now manager Jose Mourinho can build around one of the game’s finest midfielders as he begins his assault on the Premier League title.
The Frenchman, who left Old Trafford for free in 2012, would join Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an impressive summer haul.
However, earlier today Juventus director Beppe Marotta strongly denied that Paul Pogba to Manchester United now almost done a deal.
It was hard to know whether he was just keeping tight-lipped on the situation or whether he was being truthful.
There is such a wave of transfer rumours surrounding the 23-year-old that it’s hard to believe that no progress has been made.
But few reports suggested that, Juventus are still unhappy with the terms of the deal and are refusing to let him leave without a fight.