The 23-year-old is on the verge of
completing a world-record £92 million
return to the club he left in 2012 after
Juventus granted permission for an
examinationPaul Pogba is set to
undergo a medical ahead of completing
a world-record move to Manchester
United, the club have confirmed.
The 23-year-old has been granted
permission by Juventus to seal a £92
million transfer four years after leaving
for Italy for a nominal fee, which will
eclipse Gareth Bale’s £86 million move
to Real Madrid in 2013.
Pogba made just seven appearances
for United under Sir Alex Ferguson
before leaving and is now on the verge
of becoming Jose Mourinho’s fourth
summer signing after Eric Bailly, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Confirmation of the medical comes an
hour before Mourinho leads United out
at Wembley in the Community Shield
season curtain-raiser against Premier
League champions Leicester City.
Pogba’s arrival is expected to mark an
end to United’s summer business, with
Mourinho hinting at the France
international’s imminent arrival when
talking to reporters on Friday.
“We brought Micki [Mkhitaryan] here,
we know the quality he has,” he said.
“We got a super striker [Ibrahimovic]
and we are going to get a very good
midfield player, so I am happy with the
balance of my squad. I’m happy with
the effort that the club has, and is still
putting in for us.”