Paul Pogba thought his trip to the USA would allow him to escape the limelight. Having played the role of hope during France's Euro 2016 campaign, a chance to relax in private was something the midfielder certainly deserved.
However, Manchester United have done their best to keep him very much at the top of Facebook's little trending bar. While Pogba has enjoyed the sunny climes of Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward have been busy negotiating a world-record deal for his signature.
As it stands, a fee in the region of £100million is believed to be agreed between United and Juventus with some outstanding details – including agent Mino Raiola's fee – yet to be finalised.
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However, we are entering the twilight of this transfer saga and Pogba is preparing to fly to England to become the most expensive footballer of all time.
That is according to Sky Sports, who were cheeky enough to send one of their reporters to the famous Wet Republic pool party at MGM Grand in La Vegas to catch up with the 23-year-old. Andy Burton even managed to ask Pogba a question about the reports, to which he got the response "we will see".
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If they are waiting to purchase a 'Pogba No.6 shirt', Manchester United fans will have to stay patient as Pogba appears determined to see out his final days of freedom. Indeed, his well-documented summer holiday appears to read like that of the best stag do ever.
In Miami, Pogba rented an incredible villa believed to be valued at $5,000-a-week. His guests included France striker Antoine Griezmann, NFL hero Chad Johnson and NBA star Clint Capela. He then moved east to sin city where Patrice Evra joined him.
The pool party was headlined by superstar DJ Calvin Harris and was made all the comfier by Pogba's decision to rent out one of the hotel's famous cabanas. With its own private plunge pool, these wooden shacks can go for upwards of $10,000-a-day.
It is all loose change for a man believed to be signing a £290,000-a-week contract with the Red Devils. He may joke about it on his Instagram posts but soon things will get very serious. The pressure will be back on and possibly more intense than ever.
First, he will travel back to Miami but from there he will wait for a call from Raiola. If the deal is done, he will be off to Manchester but the deal is still fragile and there is every chance he could be off to Italy instead.
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