Manchester United are moving closer to signing Paul Pogba as the Red Devils are planning to pay an astronomical fee to Juventus to rope in their star player. The midfielder has long been on the Red Devils' radar and they are hopeful of bringing him back to the club in the summer transfer window.

Pogba left the 20-time English champions for Juventus in 2012. At the Turin club, he has established himself as one of the top quality midfielders in Europe, which has seen him make it to the France squad for the Euro 2016.

According to the Daily Mail, United are looking at making the France international the first £100m ($132.7m) player. The Old Trafford club have informed the Serie A winners that they are ready to break the bank and pay a world-record fee in securing the 23-year-old's signature.

United finished fifth in the league last season and that has seen them miss out on the Champions League football for the second time in three years. Their owners, the Glazer family, are keen on restoring the Red Devils' reputation as the most popular club in Europe and have promised to make an "eye-catching" signing of Pogba.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City were all interested in Pogba. However, Juventus' asking price has forced them to end their interest, while United will have no trouble in paying £100m for the Old Lady's star.

The Champions League winners paid a world-record fee when signing Gareth Bale from Tottenha Hotspur in 2013. Jose Mourinho's side are hoping to break that record in making the midfielder the world's most expensive signing.

Paul Pogba
Pogba's future is quickly becoming one of the stories of the summer.Getty

His agent Mino Raiola has already helped United in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Swedish striker completed his switch to Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund confirmed they have agreed a fee to allow the Armenian international move to the Premier League.

The Frenchman's father has advised his son to leave Italy this summer and move to a "superior league". He even urged his son to join Real, while also admitting that Pogba will take a final decision on his future.

"It would be interesting for the family if Paul [Pogba] signed for Real Madrid," Fassou Antoine Pogba explained.

"We would like him to play in a better league, but it is up to him to decide what team he wants to play for and that is the situation we currently find ourselves in," he said.