Another day, another Paul Pogba transfer story. We know how much you love them. The good news is the latest does actually suggest some progress is being made towards bringing this interminable saga to a positive conclusion, with the often-reliable Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the Frenchman has been smuggled into Manchester under conditions of "semi clandestinità."
They claim that he will undergo his medical today, and become not only the subject of the most expensive transfer of all time (€110 million to Juve at last count, lord knows how much more to agent Mino Raiola), but also the highest paid. Gazzetta claim that the completing of the deal is now a mere formality, and an official announcement can be expected in the next few days.
Of course, it's unlikely we'll hear anything today, though an embarrassing performance and disappointing defeat to Leicester City in the Community Shield could feasibly be bad news buried by Pogba's confirmation. Either way, it seems to be happening, and happening, at long last, quite quickly.