Pogba ‘prepares to fly to England’ to complete world-record deal

Date published: Monday 1st August 2016 9:00

Paul Pogba: Nearing United return

Paul Pogba: Nearing United return

Paul Pogba is preparing to fly to England following his holiday in Las Vegas in order to complete a world-record move to Manchester United.

Pogba was joined on holiday by his France and Juventus team-mate Patrice Evra, and his agent Mino Raiola, who continued to work on the £100m deal.

The midfielder remained coy on his move to Old Trafford, which is nearing completion according to various sources and is expected to be completed before the start of the Premier League season.

When asked by Sky‘s Andy Burton whether the deal was close to being concluded, Pogba would only say “we’ll see”.

Sky Sports report that sources stated late on Sunday the deal is “virtual agreed” between the two clubs, with personal terms also almost done between Pogba and United.

Certain aspects of the deal – such as Raiola’s fee – are not quite yet decided, and negotiations to perfect the deal will continue this week.

Pogba spent the weekend in Las Vegas and is due to return to Miami, however it is unknown whether he will then travel to Turin or fly directly to Manchester from the United States, state Sky.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola again waded into the debate on Friday when he confirmed no deal between the two clubs was in place.

“Journalist = parrots. No deal done between clubs. It’s a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse,” he tweeted.

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