Manchester United target Paul Pogba is edging closer to a world-record £100m move to Old Trafford, according to reports from Italy.
Completion of the deal has been held up this week due to ongoing negotiations concerning the fee received by Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola.
However, Gianluca di Marzio reports that progress was made earlier today after Raiola and Juventus had further discussions concerning the transfer.
Juventus’ rumoured interest in the likes of Axel Witsel, Nemanja Matic and Blaise Matuidi show that Massimiliano Allegri is already lining up a replacement for the Manchester-bound Pogba.
A deal of such astronomical proportions is always bound to take plenty of time. Negotiations between Man United and Juventus, presided over by Raiola, have been taking place for a number of weeks now.
The latest reports from Italy show that good progress is being made. And with Pogba reportedly happy with personal terms, it may only be a matter of time before the 23-year-old returns to Old Trafford after four years in Turin.
Seeing Pogba, now one of the brightest midfield talents in world football, return to United after being so unfairly pushed away in 2012 will be a truly fantastic moment for supporters, who still feel embittered by the way he was driven out of the club by Sir Alex Ferguson as a 19-year-old.
Pogba’s return to the Premier League will send shockwaves through England, and his presence in the middle of the park at the Theatre of Dreams will ensure that Jose Mourinho has one of the strongest – if not the strongest – midfields in the Premier League next season.