The agent of Paul Pogba insists he “don’t give a damn about record transfer fees” as his client moves towards a move to Manchester United.
After signing three players in key areas this season, Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho have identified Juventus midfielder Pogba as a crucial final piece of the puzzle.
Mourinho discussed the pursuit of the 23-year-old on Thursday, adding that he would not be surprised if a deal does not materialise this summer.
Reports emerged early on Thursday that United had agreed a world-record £92m fee for Pogba, but agent Mino Raiola quickly rubbished the latest claims.
The Italian-born Dutchman, who stands to earn a ridiculous 20m if the deal goes through, has spoken again on his client’s future.
“I don’t give a damn about record transfer fees,” Raiola said, speaking to Corriere dello Sport.
“The newspapers write that Pogba could set the record, but I’ve already set records with [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Pavel] Nedved.
“I want the best for my players, and therefore for Pogba too. I don’t answer to anyone, and I don’t speak about my business.
“Certain things I only discuss with my clients, and they know how things are.”