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Paul Pogba in 100 million record United return

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France's Paul Pogba reacts at the end of Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal at Stade de France, Saint-Denis, near Paris, July 10, 2016 Reuters/Darren Staples Livepic

Manchester United's hot pursuit of Juventus's French midfielder Paul Pogba could come at a staggering cost. Spanish champions Juventus have refused to allow the 23-year old star to go for less than 100 million euros. But the Red Devils are keen to resign Pogba, if they do, it could be a world record transfer.


He has been dubbed the "100-million-pound man" by the British media and Paul Pogba could certainly break Manchester United's transfer record and become the biggest transfer in football history.

The previous record was 85 million pounds (102 million euros) for Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013.

According to reports on Wednesday, United have agreed to pay a world record 105-million-pound fee (119 million euros) for the France and Juventus midfielder.

It is claimed Pogba will pen a five-year deal worth 202,000 pounds (242,000 euros) a week.

In 2012 the star left Old Trafford for just 800,000 pounds (960,000 euros), roughly what he would earn in one month if the new deal goes through.

The Red Devils have had to raise their bidding, after Juventus rejected their 85-million-pound (100 million euros) offer.

Pogba was a key player in the Euro 2016 championships earlier this month, helping France reach the final, although they were beaten 1-0 by Portugal.

His arrival would complete new manager Jose Mourinho's spending for the upcoming season, following the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and centre-back Eric Bailly.

Juventus have accepted that Pogba wants to leave the Spanish club but they won't let him go easily, and are likely to make United regret letting him go in the first place.