Manchester United are confident that a deal for Juventus’ Paul Pogba will be completed before their season-opening Community Shield clash with Leicester City at Wembley, according to reports from the Manchester Evening News.
The Red Devils are believed to have made the 23-year-old midfielder their final major target of the summer window following deals for Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Although the saga as rumbled on amid interest from Real Madrid, there have been reports that a £92m deal for the Frenchman to join Jose Mourinho’s is effectively “done”, and now the M.E.N. have claim that the move will be sealed by the end of next week.
Man United take on league winners Leicester in the Community Shield next Sunday, and it’s understood that they’re sure a transfer will done by then.
If a transfer cannot be sealed by this time, Mourinho wants the club to up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi.