Pogba authorised to undergo a medical, Man Utd close to completing world record deal

Paul Pogba

Manchester United are about to complete the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed that the France international is about to complete his transfer after the Serie A champions have let him undergo a medical with Manchester United.

The rumours have been flying around all summer that Pogba is heading for a world record transfer to the Premier League giants and now it appears only a matter of days before the 23-year-old is officially a Manchester United player.

Di Marzio reports that the medical is the final step in the move, though Sky Sports did report yesterday that Pogba will be back in training with the Italian side on Monday.

The Guardian have also confirmed that Juventus have agreed to let their star undergo a medical with the Red Devils.

We reported last month that Pogba has already agreed a five-year contract worth €13.5 million a year to move to Old Trafford.  The transfer fee is set to be £110 million.

José Mourinho said in his first interview as Manchester United manager that he wanted to upgrade four positions in the team.  The signings of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimović appear to have resolved three of those whilst Paul Pogba is the final piece of the puzzle for the new United boss.

Manchester United kick off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign a week today at Bournemouth and fans will be hoping that the highly-rated box-to-box midfielder will be signed and ready to make his debut by then.

Pogba will add power and energy to the centre of the Manchester United midfield, good at starting attacks from his own half and a threat with his long-range shots.

Manchester United play their first competitive game of the new season today versus Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley.

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