Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has cancelled a proposed medical for his client ahead of a move to Manchester United as the dispute surrounding his fee for the transfer rumbles on, according to reports from AS.
The Juventus midfielder has been tipped for some time to re-join the club that let him leave for just £800,000 back in 2012 in a deal that will cost them around £100m, breaking the world transfer record held by Gareth Bale’s £86m switch to Real Madrid.
However, the saga has taken a twist, with reports claiming that Raiola has cancelled a medical due to take place in Miami, Florida, as the a dispute regarding who will pay the estimated €25m (£20.9m) agent fee needed to push through the move – which will be due on top of the fee paid for the player between the clubs – threatens to get out of hand.
It’s understood that doctors were supposed to assess Pogba in the American State, where he’s on holiday, and report back to Man United, but his representative has stepped in to put the buffers on this.
Yet there’s a dispute surrounding whether or not the English club or Juventus should pay the figure demanded by Raiola for his part in the proposed transfer, which has thrown the move into some doubt.
AS, however, claim that Real Madrid are not in a position to step in and beat Man United to the 23-year-old, with the financial realities of the deal too vast for them, even though the player supposedly prefers the La Liga side.