Paul Pogba is on the verge of re-signing for Manchester United, it appears, despite Mino Raiola - the player’s outspoken agent - trying his best to claim otherwise on Twitter.
The France international completed a medical with the Red Devils in Los Angeles on Friday, according to the Daily Mail, and has agreed a five-year contract worth a staggering £290,000-a-week.
Furthermore, Pogba will take the vacant No. 6 shirt following his record-breaking transfer. However, the 23-year-old is unlikely to feature in next weekend’s Community Shield against Premier League champions Leicester City at Wembley.
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According to an updated report from the Daily Mail, Sir Alex Ferguson has given the green light to Pogba’s return, despite being partly responsible for the player’s departure four years ago.
Ferguson failed to give Pogba the first-team opportunities he felt he deserved. The Frenchman subsequently refused to sign a new contract with the Red Devils and sealed a move to Juventus, where he established his status as one of the world’s best central midfielders.
Pogba tells friends he'll be back in Manchester next week
The report adds that Pogba has told friends he’ll be back in Manchester next week, so expect news of his arrival within the forthcoming days.
However, it’s unlikely an announcement will be made today.
United face Galatasaray this evening
United take on Galatasaray in their third pre-season match this evening.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to make his debut for his new employers in Gothenburg after missing the previous two friendlies against Wigan Athletic and Borussia Dortmund.
Pogba to make debut v Bournemouth?
Jose Mourinho’s side then take on Everton for Wayne Rooney’s testimonial on Wednesday night, before next Sunday’s Community Shield.
United then play Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in their Premier League opener on August 14, although it’s touch and go whether Pogba will make his debut in that match.
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