22 Jul 2016

Man U buy Pogba for record fee

5:52 am on 22 July 2016

French footballer player Paul Pogba, who still has a contract for three seasons with Juventus, will reportedly join Manchester United for a record transfer fee of 120 million euros ($NZ 190 million).

The French footballer Paul Pogba.

The French footballer Paul Pogba. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

French newspaper L'Equipe says some details of Pogba's deal, the most-expensive signing in history, ahead of Gareth Bale's 100 million euros ($NZ 158 million), are still to be defined.

After the first meeting, in which Juventus rejected an offer of 101 million euros ($NZ 160 million) from the English Premier League club, the Turin team made a proposal to sell the 23-year-old for 120 million euros ($NZ 190 million) and Manchester United accepted.

The player, who is on holiday in Miami, had shown his desire to return to the English side, where he had been until he moved to Juventus in 2012.

According to L'Equipe, a key element in the sale is the desire of United coach Jose Mourinho to have Pogba, something he attempted last summer when he was coaching Chelsea and offered 95 million euros ($NZ 150 million) to the Turin club, but was rejected.

The English team will sign the French player for a five-year contract with an annual pay packet of 13 million euros ($NZ 20 million).