LONDON: An end to the summer’s longest transfer saga thus far appears in sight with Manchester United clearing a major obstacle in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
United have submitted a new offer of €110m with €10m in add-ons (equivalent to £100m in total).
Raiola’s cut of the deal is reported to be worth €20m and will lift the total cost of the deal to €130m.
As soon as the finances are arranged, Pogba will undergo a medical before returning to the club he left four years ago.
At the time, then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson blamed his departure on Raiola. United received a paltry £800,000 in compensation for a player regarded as one of the best young prospects in world football.
Pogba, currently on holiday in Miami, posted an Instagram picture of himself with the colours mirroring the club’s red, white and black.
A further sign of an imminent move came when Chevrolet, United’s global partner and shirt sponsor, followed the 23-year-old midfielder on Instagram.
It is also understood that Pogba has informed friends and Juve team-mates that he is due to re-sign for his former club imminently.
Real Madrid appear to have withdrawn from pursuit of Pogba who would become the most expensive transfer in history. United have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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