Paul Pogba ready for Manchester switch

France's Paul Pogba

HITC Sport understands he already knows where he will base himself upon completion of his move to Manchester United.

France's Paul Pogba in actionFrance's Paul Pogba in action

Paul Pogba has already been in touch with his prospective new Manchester United team-mates, HITC Sport understands.

HITC Sport exclusively revealed two weeks ago that Pogba had told some former Old Trafford colleagues, who he knew from his first stint with the club, that he was heading for a reunion with The Red Devils.

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Now with a deal ready to be finalised, HITC Sport can reveal that the French star is already enjoying conversations with some of his soon to be new team-mates.

We also revealed that Pogba was set to rival Wayne Rooney as one of the top earners in world football as he will be on close to £300,000-a-week when he signs his long-term contract which is set to initially tie him to the club until 2021. The 23-year-old will be back with the club he left in 2012 to join Juventus.

And Pogba, who knows the Manchester area, has already put the wheels in motion for where he will be settling upon his return to the club.

France's Paul Pogba during trainingFrance's Paul Pogba during training

A source who is aware of the situation, told HITC Sport: "He is already having 'banter' as they say with a few of the players and he knows where he wants to live, in many ways the usual settling in periods and work done by the club is not needed here - he doesn't need guided tours etc, he knows where he wants to be which is a bonus. He will need sometime but not like when you normally sign a player from abroad."

Jose Mourinho is understood to be keen to get Pogba training before the end of the week and could even involve him in the Community Shield on Sunday against Leicester City on Wembley, before their opening Premier League clash with Bournemouth on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

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