Paul Pogba is edging closer to completing his transfer to Manchester United, with the Juventus midfielder reported to be preparing to travel to England to put pen to paper on his world record move.

Sky Sports says the France international is due to return to Europe from his summer vacation in the United States this week, with Manchester likely to be his destination.

United and Juventus are reported to have agreed a deal in principle for Pogba's transfer, with personal terms between the player and Red Devils also close to being finalised.

However, there is still no agreement on who will pay agent Mino Raiola's fees, with negotiations set to continue this week.

Asked by Sky Sports on whether his move to United was close to being completed, Pogba said: "We'll see."

The France midfielder is expected to fetch Juventus a transfer fee in the region of £100m ($132m), making him the most expensive player in football history.

Sky Sports says that United are trying to complete a deal for Pogba within the end of the week so that manager Jose Mourinho has time to work with him before the start of the Premier League season.

'Big statement of intent'

Pogba is one of the most coveted young players in Europe and has consistently impressed with his dominant performances in midfield for Juventus and the France national team.

He spent three years in the youth team at United between 2009 and 2012, before leaving Old Trafford to join Juventus as a free agent.

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is widely expected to seal a world record move to Manchester United Getty Images

The biggest ever transfer fee paid by a club is the £85m Real Madrid offered to Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale in 2013.

United captain Wayne Rooney said it would be a "very big statement" if the club managed to sign Pogba.

"I hope he is going to want to return to United and prove he's a top-class player. If he is excited to play for us, we'll be excited to have him back," he told the Daily Mail.

"I'm sure he'll feel there is unfinished business, and it would be a very big statement by the club if they can make it happen."