Paul Pogba has requested Juventus and Manchester United fans to “let him rest a bit” as talks continue between his representatives and the 20-time English champions concerning a 100million euro deal.
Posting a picture on Instagram last night when he was playing basketball on holiday in Las Vegas, the 23-year-old said: “Sports is everything, guys let me rest a bit.”
Mourinho refused to be drawn on the topic this morning on the club’s pre-season tour of China, ahead of the International Champions Cup clash with Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, but did reveal that Woodward has completed deals for “75 per cent” of the targets he raised with him last month.
“I don’t confirm and I don’t deny (that we have agreed to sign Pogba),” Mourinho said in Shanghai. “I cannot tell. First of all, because I don’t think it’s correct to speak about players from other clubs. He’s a Juventus player not a Manchester United player. We have three players to fill that profile. I am really confident that Mr Woodward and the owners will bring me that profile of player.”
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is expected to earn up to £18.4m when the French midfielder completes a world record move to Manchester United, according to latest reports.
The payment of the Italian’s fee is now said to be the final hurdle to a deal that will make Pogba the most expensive player in history.
United are on the verge of securing the service of the Juventus star after agreeing to meet his £100m valuation.