Jose Mourinho has been given the green light to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba for a world-record £100m fee, according to MailOnline.
The 23-year-old left Old Trafford on a free transfer four years ago and has since become one of the best midfielders in world football.
And his progress since then has convinced United’s hierarchy that it is necessary to make him the world’s first £100m footballer in order to bring him back to Manchester.
United are also willing to hand Pogba a huge £250k-a-week contract in order to convince him to return to the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho has moved quickly in the transfer market by so far securing the services of defender Eric Bailly, forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan and footballing superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But the signing of Pogba would eclipse all of those arrivals and officially announce Man United’s intent on returning as the Premier League’s biggest and best team.
A number of clubs had been put off by Juventus’ nine-figure demands for Pogba’s services, including the cash-rich likes of PSG and Manchester City – which has ultimately left United as the only willing side to meet The Old Lady’s demands.
Pogba contributed eight goals and 12 assists in 35 Serie A appearances for Juventus last season.