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Paul Pogba is still a Juventus player..

Mino Raiola says no Manchester United deal done for Paul Pogba

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Mino Raiola is not your normal kind of football agent. He doesn't wear suits, he doesn't brush his hair and he doesn't linger in the background hoping to go unnoticed.

Indeed, the man behind football megastars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has even got his own Twitter account, complete with 26.5k followers, even though he has only ever tweeted 25 times.

But his latest is, without a doubt, the most significant to date. For the first time since June 4, he logged into his social media account to give the football world an update on his prized asset, Paul Pogba.

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The French midfielder is believed to be closing in on a move to Manchester United with several reliable sources claiming a deal worth around £92million has been agreed with Juventus.

Reading the British tabloids, fans of the Red Devils can be forgiven for thinking this world-record transfer is as good as done. But according to Raiola, that is far from the case.

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Fresh update

He tweeted: "There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla."

Simple and effective. Just the way Raiola likes to operate.

So why the need for this message?

Every reliable source available to GiveMeSport seems to suggest that a deal to take Pogba back to Old Trafford is very close. The Guardian claim an offer of £87m plus add-ons was made on Wednesday and was accepted by the Serie A outfit.

That reported deal also includes Pogba's commercial rights as well as a basic wage of £290,000-a-week. It would also see Raiola take a staggering £18.4m cut. So if anyone wants this deal to go through, it's Raiola.

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Chance for Real Madrid?

The fact that Manchester United have reportedly not agreed a fee could give Real Madrid one more chance. Zinedine Zidane is a fan of his compatriot and recently made it clear that he would love to have him at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid's enormous debt – currently standing at over €600m – means they would first have to sell players to compete with Manchester United, meaning they have a lot of work to do if they are to catch up.

However, they are helped by the widespread belief that Pogba would prefer a move to Spain over a return to Manchester.

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