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Juventus give Paul Pogba permission for Manchester United medical

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been given permission to have a medical with Manchester United, both clubs have confirmed.

Reports had suggested Pogba, 23, was due to complete a medical with United on Sunday before sealing the transfer.

A Juve spokesperson then told ESPN FC that the France international has been given permission to undergo the medical but added that they could not confirm when it would take place as that is a matter for United.

United subsequently issued an official club statement, which read: "Paul Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical in order to finalise his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United."

On Saturday, Juventus head coach Massimilano Allegri had said that Pogba, who left United four years ago, would report back for duty in Turin on Sunday night and return to training.

After his side's 3-2 friendly victory over West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, Allegri told his postmatch news conference: "I spoke yesterday about Pogba. We just finished the match. I don't know much.

"Tomorrow we will see if Pogba is still a Juventus player or not."

Late last month, sources told ESPN FC that United and Juventus had finally agreed to all the details of Pogba's world-record transfer.

United had already agreed to pay Juventus' £101.3m (€120m) asking price for Pogba but had been in negotiations over extra fees.

After protracted talks, it emerged that United will pay a £95 million (€112.6m) transfer fee for the 23-year-old plus £20m (€23.7m) in agents' fees.

The amount that the clubs would pay Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, was a main sticking point in talks, as Juve had insisted that the Old Trafford club pay it all.

But the three parties struck a deal, with United negotiating to pay Raiola less than the initial figure and Juve set to pay the tax on the deal.

In an interview with ESPN Deportes, broadcast on July 13, Pogba had described United as "my first family."

Arindam is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @ARejSport.


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