Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the club will sign ‘a very good midfielder’ in the near future, sparking more excitement amongst the Old Trafford faithful that Paul Pogba is on the verge of rejoining the side.
The Portuguese trainer has wasted little time in bolstered the squad he inherited this summer, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly added to the contingent.
However, the potential return of Pogba has dominated column inches amid talk that the Red Devils are ready to make the France international midfielder the most-expensive player in the game’s history.
The prodigious playmaker left United in 2012 after struggling to break into the club’s first team and has been massively successful for Juventus over four years – winning four Serie A titles.
Mourinho has admitted that a new central midfielder will complete the group that he hopes can fire the club into Premier League title contention in 2016-17.
“We have 22 and we are going to have 23,” The Telegraph quote the coach as saying.
“You are right, I don’t like to speak about other clubs or players from other clubs. Other managers like to do that, they like to speak about my club and my players. I am very pragmatic on this.
“All that matters is what happens in my house and not in my neighbours’ house. Paul Pogba is a Juventus player until he isn’t, officially, so we stay like this.
“The market closes on August 31 but I think my club is trying to do everything to close our market before the 14th.”