Jose Mourinho wants the Manchester United officials to wrap up the Paul Pogba deal as soon as possible, according to reports.
In his first ever press conference as the Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho revealed that he has identified four transfer targets for four different positions to balance the United squad and improve its quality.
Out of the four targets, United have officially completed signing three, viz. Eric Bailly (a defender), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (a striker), and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (a CAM/Winger), thus leaving one central midfielder.
And as per numerous reports, the fourth signing is going to be none other than their youth academy graduate Paul Pogba.
Pogba left United in 2012 after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson due to limited first team opportunities. The Frenchman joined Juventus, where he has enjoyed enormous success so far, having won four league titles in all the four seasons he has spent in Turin.
The midfielder, however, looks set to leave the Serie A this summer, and is being linked with transfers to various clubs, but mainly with a return to his boyhood club Manchester United. In fact, as per the Daily Mail, the France international is set to tell Juventus that he wishes to leave the club as soon as he returns from the European Championships.
If true, it turns out to be great news for Mourinho, who is looking to get the deal completed before Manchester United face-off against Premier League winners Leicester City for the Community Shield on August 7, at Wembley.
In his press conference on Tuesday, the Special One was quoted as saying: “We are not going to get the fourth [signing] on the 31st of August, no way, we will get the fourth before that and then we are stable but the market will be open.”
If the Pogba transfer isn’t completed by the 7th of August, the Portuguese tactician will reportedly look to sign other midfield options, so as to have his squad ready and complete before the Transfer Deadline day.