Manchester United look set to bring Juventus star Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford for a record breaking £100m fee, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.
Pogba left Man Utd as a 19-year-old in 2012, opting for a move to Italian giants Juventus, where he has gone on to rack up 178 appearances, and 34 goals, in four seasons.
With the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan already at Old Trafford this summer, the Red Devils have clearly set their sights on at least a top-four finish after missing out twice in their last three seasons.
The Mail on Sunday also report that if Pogba does indeed complete a world-record breaking £100m move back to Old Trafford, the France midfielder will be given a staggering £250k-a-week salary.
We Are Manchester United; we prolly let Pogba go for free to sign him for a World record fee just to show our financial prowess. 😂💪🔴 #ManUtd
— evangelist G (@AOStephenVII) July 3, 2016
No decision on Pogba’s future will be made until France’s participation in Euro 2016 in over, but this hasn’t deterred Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, who is still openly trying to negotiate a transfer for his revered client.
“Paul has to grow. He’s at Juve now, so any transfer must be run past Juventus,” he said.
Raiola is also the agent of recently signed duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, suggesting that a deal for Pogba could be struck sooner rather than later due to the agent’s harmonious relationship with Manchester United.
Juventus are expected to stand firm on their ‘nine-figure sum’ evaluation, which comes just days after Man Utd reportedly lodged an £80m bid for the 23-year-old.