Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is confident making back the outlay spent on Paul Pogba.
The Times says Woodward is busy working out how he can recoup the whopping £25m sell-on fee Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola will receive if a £112m deal is completed.
A source close to negotiations has indicated that United have asked to take control of 80 per cent of the France international’s image rights.
If they are secured, it would allow the Old Trafford outfit to include him in promotional campaigns, the result of which would be to generate huge sums of commercial income.
If Pogba does join United for the mooted fee, he will overtake Gareth Bale as the world’s most expensive player ever.
The Welsh winger joined Real Madrid in an £85m deal in 2013.