It’s done. It’s not done. He’s coming. He’s staying. No one really knows.
The transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United is becoming as temperamental as his potential new club’s preseason weather, and many fans will be hoping it doesn’t suffer the same fate as their side’s friendly match against Manchester City (it’s been cancelled).
L’Equipe said the deal was all but official last week, but here we are on Monday and Gazzetta dello Sport refuse to put their stamp of approval on it as they claim negotiations are still underway.
Pictures of Mino Raiola in Miami with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku last week suggested he might have needed a chat with the 23-year-old Frenchman about a few things, and the Italian newspaper state this was to keep his client up to date in person with what was going on and to discuss his potential contract with United.
A figure of €12m/year for the next five years plus bonuses is touted, while the two clubs are bickering over the final fee for the young prodigy, with €120m (£100.2m) + €20m (£16.7m) for the player the amount that should do the trick for Juventus.
As always, the article ends with them saying that an agreement is likely to be reached ‘in coming days’, but that’s been the case for the past few weeks now.
Everyone still seems on board, and it’s the finer details that are being sorted out currently
At least, that’s what the media would have you believe.