Report: Manchester United clear favourites to sign midfielder

Report: Manchester United clear favourites to sign midfielder

Paul Pogba

Manchester United are confident they’ll be able to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The report claims United’s financial strength has forced Real Madrid to concede defeat in their efforts to bring Pogba to the Santiago Bernabeu, which leaves the English giants with a clear run for the midfielder’s signature.

Sky Sports go on to suggest that the potential deal for Pogba would start with a basic fee of around £85m, but could eventually reach £105m with several add-ons and performance-related bonuses likely to be included in the deal.

United are believed to be ready to offer Pogba £250,000 per week on a five-year deal.

The 23-year-old midfielder occupied the holding role in the French midfield yesterday as his country lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris.

Pogba, who is contracted to Juventus until 2019, is now expected to go on a two-week vacation, so any deal for him would have to wait.

United are believed to want to complete the deal before their FA Community Shield game against Leicester City on August 7th and it seems like they’ll get their wish.