Report: Manchester United to announce major signing next week

Report: Manchester United to announce major signing next week

Paul Pogba

Manchester United are very close to signing Paul Pogba and are expected to announce the deal on Thursday at the latest, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The report suggests Real Madrid have rekindled their interest in the French midfielder, but their attempts to hijack the deal are unlikely to be successful as United and Juventus are very close to agreeing a fee that could reach €125m.

United are believed to have already agreed to pay Pogba €13m net per season.

The deal between United and Juventus is thought to have been accelerated by the Italian champions’ pursuit of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Argentinian striker is reportedly very close to signing for Juventus for €94.7m.

If the Higuain information is true, Juventus have probably agreed to pay that much because of the advanced negotiations with United for Pogba.

United are said to be prepared to break the world transfer record for the Frenchman, so the Italians have apparently taken advantage of the situation by activating Higuain’s release clause.

It seems like Pogba is set to return to Old Trafford this summer. United could pay a world-record fee for a player they lost on a free transfer 4 years ago, but if the Frenchman shows what he’s capable of in England, people would quickly forget about his transfer fee.