Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is reportedly set to fly out to Miami on Friday in order to discuss the player’s potential move to Manchester United.
The Juventus ace has been at the centre of the biggest story in the summer transfer window thus far, but remains on his post-Euro 2016 holiday before returning to report for pre-season duty with the Bianconeri.
However, he may well secure a transfer back to Old Trafford before then, with Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that Raiola is pushing ahead with talks to complete a deal with United.
It is claimed that Raiola’s trip is a big signal that negotiations have reached a key point, with talks with United at an ‘advanced stage’.
The Premier League giants are said to essentially be looking to reach an agreement with Juve over a transfer fee as personal terms have already been agreed, while there is also the question of the percentage that Raiola receives from the transaction.
Di Marzio adds that Real Madrid are simply no longer in contention as they don’t yet even have a deal in place over Pogba’s personal terms, leaving United well ahead in the race to sign the 23-year-old and secure a return to Manchester, four years after leaving on a free transfer.
Pogba has developed into one of the top midfielders in Europe in the time since leaving Old Trafford, and from a Juve perspective, it would certainly be a major blow to see him leave as they continue to plot further success.
However, if United match their demands, it seems as though it’s merely a matter of time before the deal is done, with The Independent reporting that a verbal deal had been reached with Pogba over a five-year deal that would see him pocket £220,000-a-week after tax.
The newspaper suggests that Juve will receive around £100m for the Frenchman if a transfer is completed, leaving them in a strong position to continue to strengthen their squad with Massimiliano Allegri already signing Dani Alves, Medhi Benatia, Miralem Pjanic and Marko Pjaca this summer.