Jose Mourinho wants to sign Paul Pogba before Community Shield clash

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Paul Pogba looks set to become the focus of this summer's biggest transfer saga.

With Manchester United and Real Madrid waiting in the wings to swoop for the France international, it would seem a number of transfer records are set to be broken.

Indeed, Pogba is being linked with football's first ever £100 million move.


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It's difficult to anticipate where exactly the 23-year-old will ply his trade next season with conflicting rumours emerging on the hour.

Some suggest Pogba prefers a move to the Spanish capital; others claim he's told friends he wants to join United.

Who knows anymore, but one thing is for certain: Jose Mourinho wants him.

So much so that the Portuguese manager has set a deadline to secure one of European football's hottest talents.

According to the Independent, Mourinho wants the deal wrapped up before United's Community Shield clash with Leicester City next month.

In doing so, United will have signed their four primary targets and completed an outstanding summer of transfer business.

Eric Bailly was the first to be signed by Mourinho, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan soon following suit.

Add to that talented list Pogba and United could be on to something special heading into the 2016/17 Premier League term.

And for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, his young compatriot is capable of becoming one of football's greatest ever midfielders.

He told Sky Sports: "Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history.

"He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.

"What I love about him at the moment is that he's doing what the team's asking him to do; maybe he's sometimes a bit more fancy at Juventus but because Griezmann is playing behind Giroud for France, he has to defend a bit more.

"That's the sign of his intelligence. He's playing within himself in a way, to make sure the team has the right balance."

Henry added that he wants to see Pogba return to the Premier League - even if it is with United.

"We all know about the quality, how good he is on the ball," the Frenchman added. "He's an all-round player but he's understood his role at this tournament.

"Hopefully he can come back to the Premier League - it would be great for us and for whoever got him but he's still a Juve player and they're not going to let him go (easily)."

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