Barcelona are confident they will sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United before transfer deadline.
The English transfer window is closed, but the rest of Europe (except Italy) is still open for business.
The summer window is just about to shut, but Barcelona still have business to do and it includes some high-profile targets, according to Sport.
The outlet reports that Barca are “confident” that two of their three midfield targets — Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong — will have taken up residence at the Camp Nou come the first of September.
Pogba’s season with Man United is off to a rough start, with the Red Devils taking just three points from their first three matches, and while the report admits a move for the France international could be hard to pull off, they will push on knowing at the very least groundwork is being laid for a move next summer.
Manchester United board is reluctant to sell the player, who they signed back from Juventus for a then world record £89million.
Barca are also working on deals for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Ajax star Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona expects Pogba’s situation to be similar to that of Philippe Coutinho’s.
Coutinho joined Barcelona in January from Liverpool in a £142million deal having pushed for a move away.
And now they expect Pogba to take the same steps.