Sigh… Paul Pogba saga set to drag on

Date published: Saturday 30th July 2016 10:02

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Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba looks set to drag on for a few more days with no deal yet in place with Juventus.

The France international, a former United academy graduate, has been identified by Jose Mourinho as a key component of his new-look midfield.

It has the potential to be a world-record transfer with the Serie A side wanting in the region of £100million for the 23-year-old.

Such is the clamour for the deal to be done by the media, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola decided to involve himself in the public debate.

‘Journalist = parrots. No deal done between clubs. It’s a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse,’ he tweeted.

Reports of a medical already having taken place are believed to be wide of the mark as there remains to be a deal in principle agreed between the two clubs.

Negotiations are likely to continue over the weekend while United play a pre-season friendly against Galatasaray in Gothenburg, which is likely to see the first appearance in a United shirt for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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