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Pogba's future is close to being decided.

Hatem Ben Arfa backs Manchester United to complete Paul Pogba deal

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After weeks of speculation, Paul Pogba appears to be closing in on a return to Manchester United.

Real Madrid are still in the race (just) with Zinedine Zidane recently claiming they're working on a potential move, but it seems inevitable that Old Trafford will play host to France's latest superstar next season.

A record-breaking £100 million-plus deal is in the pipeline as Jose Mourinho seeks to add a fourth summer signing to his ranks since taking over on May 27.

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Should United secure Pogba's signature, they will be immediate favourites to win the Premier League.

Doubt hangs over the 23-year-old's proposed move, though, with some questioning whether he is worth such an eye-watering amount and, indeed, if he will even complete a move to Manchester.

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But for countryman Ben Arfa, he believes United know exactly what they're doing and that Pogba will be a success at the Theatre of Dreams.

In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, he said: "It’s a huge deal.

"If Manchester United are investing so much into him, it’s because they know what they’re doing.

"Of course, Paul will have a lot of responsibilities due to it, but I have faith in him.

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"I think he'll be able to impose himself very quickly."

Determining when and for how much Pogba will join United is a near-impossible task, especially so with Real still in the hunt.

The La Liga giants are famed for their collection of 'Galacticos' and there's little doubt Pogba fits into that category, irrespective of claims that he's overrated.

Zidane is clearly a big admirer of his young compatriot after admitting Los Blancos are still fighting to sign him.

He said, per The Sun: "In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more.

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"Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.

"I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.

"Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect and I can’t say anything more out of respect."

Typically reserved, but based on Zidane's words, fans can expect further twists and turns in the plot before Pogba's future is finally confirmed.

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Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
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