Manchester United are on the brink of re-signing Paul Pogba from Juventus in a deal worth over £100m ($131m).
United will pay a world record £89m (105m euros) transfer fee, with other costs such as agents fees to be added.
Pogba will have a medical in the next few days with the deal due to be completed in midweek.
The 23-year-old, who left United for £1.5m in 2012, is set to return for a fee that surpasses Gareth Bale’s £85m move to Real Madrid in 2013.
The Old Trafford club still have to agree personal terms with the France midfielder, although that is expected to be a formality.
United boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday he wanted the deal to be done by the time his side play their opening Premier League game at Bournemouth on 14 August.
In four seasons in Turin Pogba, who helped France reach the Euro 2016 final, won four league titles.
He is Jose Mourinho’s fourth signing at United, after Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
It is the first time in 20 years an English club will have paid a world record fee.
Newcastle United were the last to do so when they spent £15m signing England striker Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers.
Pogba joined United from French club Le Havre in 2009 as a 16-year-old, but made just a handful of appearances before his contract expired in July 2012.
Pogba has made 178 appearances for Juventus, scoring 34 goals, and helped the club reach the 2015 Champions League final. The Serie A side had offered him a new contract, while Real Madrid were also interested in signing him.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, also represents striker Ibrahimovic, who signed for United on a free transfer from Paris St-Germain, and midfielder Mkhitaryan, who joined from Borussia Dortmund.