Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has denied reports that a deal has been struck between Manchester United and Juventus for the transfer of the French midfielder.
According to several sources, the 23-year-old is on the verge of returning to Old Trafford this summer after both the clubs reached an agreement on Thursday, with an offer of €110 million reportedly accepted by Juventus to sanction Pogba’s sale.
However, the midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola, who also represents new Man Utd signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has hit out at the English and the Italian media by declaring that no deal is in place between the two European giants.
Journalist = parrots
No deal done between Clubs
Its a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse.
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) July 29, 2016
English outlet the Dailymail claimed on Friday that Man Utd have sealed the blockbuster deal to re-sign Pogba after the France International completed his medical in Los Angeles, with the Premier League giants poised to announce his return soon. The dynamic midfielder will reportedly sign a five-year contract with the Red Devils and will wear the No 6 shirt.
While, several other journalists continue to suggest that Pogba’s proposed return to Man Utd is all but done, and that the two clubs are now preparing the required documents and contracts to conclude the deal.
Juve and Man Utd need to write paperworks, sign, pay Raiola… as said, need time to become official. But there's total agreement #Pogba
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2016
Pogba, who left Man Utd for free four years ago after growing frustrated over lack of first team action, is now expected to seal his return next week – for a world record transfer fee in excess of €100 million, eclipsing Gareth Bale’s move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013.