Sunday 19 August 2018

Paul Pogba pictured in Los Angeles for Manchester United medical as deal nears completion

Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is nearing completion
Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is nearing completion

Samuel Lovett

Paul Pogba has arrived in Los Angeles to undergo a medical ahead of his world record move to Manchester United, according to numerous reports.

The deal is picking up pace again after appearing to stall in recent days and is now expected to be completed by the weekend.

United look set to pay Juventus £92m for the Frenchman while a further £20m will go to agent Mino Raiola. All issues involving the agent’s fee also appear to have now been resolved - the Italians will contribute £4m while United will cover the remaining £16m.

Back at Old Trafford, Bastian Schweinsteiger looks set to be axed as the first big-name casualty under Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Express.

The German did not train with United’s first-team squad on Thursday and was absent from training footage released by the club.

It’s thought the midfielder has been told he can leave the club 12 months after signing from Bayern Munich in a £6.5m deal.

It’s expected Schweinsteiger will be joined by a handful of younger players who have also been told they can pursue the option of first-team football elsewhere.

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