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Manchester United Readying World Record Fee For Pogba

Paul Pogba could yet return to England and Man United.

Manchester United are reportedly poised to complete the signing of Paul Pogba for a world-record fee. 

Four years after leaving Manchester on a free transfer to join Juventus, the academy graduate is now set to return with the title of world’s most expensive footballer.

Unable to nail down a place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team, Pogba grew disillusioned with the club and, against the legendary manager’s wishes, departed for Turin in 2012. Since then Pogba has helped Juventus to four consecutive Serie A titles and is now considered one of the world’s best attacking midfielders.

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 11:  Paul Pogba of Juventus FC ( C) celebrates with the Serie A trophy after the Serie A match between Juventus and Cagliari Calcio at Juventus Arena on May 11, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Persistent reports have suggested that the 23-year-old France international was one of the top targets of new United boss Jose Mourinho and now it appears that the Portuguese manager is about to get his man, as reported in the Sunday Telegraph.

Details of the supposed deal, including personal terms, have been leaked and are currently doing the rounds on social media.

In what began as one of those transfer stories that was more fantasy than fact, it is growing increasingly likely that the one-time United academy player is going to cost the club upwards of £100 million.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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