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Paul Pogba given permission to have Man United medical

 Pogba left Manchester in 2012 on a free transfer after negotiations over a new contract turned sour
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Peter Dorman

Paul Pogba's long-drawn-out negotiations over his return to Old Trafford have taken a significant step forward, with Juventus officials confirming they have allowed the player to undergo a medical at Manchester United. 

The 23-year-old French midfielder, who left United in 2012 on a free transfer, has dominated the transfer headlines for weeks, with his reported 110 million euro move expected to finalised this week.

While Juventus officials confirmed the green light, they could not confirm when the medical would take place, with Pogba due back in Turin for training on Monday. 

Manchester United further confirmed this on social media in a post that contained the hashtag 'Pogback', indicating that all that remain are fomalities.?

This comes afer Mourinho hinted, earlier in the week, that the deal was all but done, stating that a big signing could be announced in the coming days and it will be a 'very good midfield player.' 

Negotiations over the transfer have been so drawn-out due to reported disagreements between Juventus officials and Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, over the personal fees from the transfer. 

 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he's pleased with his close-season signings, which include Zlata Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the expected completion of a deal for Paul Pogba.

Speculation surrounding Pogba's departure from the Italian giants has been rife, with reports that Paulo Dybala has already been given the number ten jersey, previously assigned to Pogba. 

Pogba's world-record valuation has split opinions amongst pundits and players as to whether he is worth in excess of 100million euros. 

Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp have spoken out against Pogba's price tag, while former Manchester United players Phil Neville and Nani showed support. 

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