Monday 26 September 2016

Paul Pogba will join Manchester United 'in a matter of hours' - reports

Published 27/07/2016 | 00:28

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba will complete his world record-breaking move to Manchester United “in a matter of hours”, according to the latest reports in the Italian media.

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Gazzetta dello Sport are suggesting Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola will fly to Manchester to iron out the final details on the €110m transfer from Juventus, which will set a new record for the highest fee ever paid for a player.

Italian champions Juventus spent a large chunk of the money they will receive for Pogba by completing a €93.4m deal for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain on Tuesday, with the shock waves from that deal likely to ripple through Italian football for weeks to come.

At the age of 29, Higuain appears to be a hugely expensive purchase for Juve, who are reportedly paying the vast transfer fee over the course of the next two summers, yet they clearly feel it is a deal worth making as they prepare to sell Pogba.

United’s move for Pogba has been rumbling on for several weeks now, with the basis of a deal now in place according to widespread reports.

Confusion over who should pay Raiola’s vast fee for his role in the deal is believed to have held up the final negotiations, but that problem should be resolved when the agent flies into Manchester for final talks.

Reports that Pogba was due to undergo a United medical in Miami on Tuesday have been strongly dismissed, with the French midfielder set to carry out any such examinations in Manchester before his move is finalised.

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