Manchester United are reportedly set to secure the signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Thursday according to reports in the British media.
The 23-year-old has been the subject of the summer’s biggest transfer saga thus far, with constant speculation suggesting that he is set for a return to United.
Having left the Red Devils on a free transfer in 2012, it’s quite the turnaround for the French international who is expected to be confirmed as a United player again on Thursday afternoon, according to The Telegraph.
It should come with a word of warning though, as AS reported on Wednesday that the transfer was expected to be completed then, so time will tell whether or not it will happen a day later or if the wait will continue into the weekend.
Pogba has been on an extended break after featuring heavily at Euro 2016, guiding France to the final of the tournament before their extra-time loss to Portugal.
In turn, he has been afforded additional time off to rest and recover, but with the new domestic season fast approaching, he’ll now want a swift end to talk over his club future.
United boss Jose Mourinho confirmed on Wednesday night that he would be making “one more signing”, although he stopped short of naming a name when asked whether or not it would be Pogba.
The Portuguese tactician has already brought in Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer, and it appears as though he’s now on the cusp of adding the final piece of his puzzle with a commanding midfielder to rebuild the spine of the team.
United have suffered in the last three years as they have fallen below expectations under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal respectively, but Mourinho has been backed heavily in the transfer market this summer and evidently had clear ideas as to what he wanted.
Whether or not Pogba joins remains to be seen, but all reports continue to lead to one conclusion for the French ace, and that road takes him back to Old Trafford.