Real Madrid will pay €166mn for Manchester United and French national squad midfielder Paul Pogba, The Sun reported.
Real president Florentino Pérez had told club manager Zinedine Zidane that Pogba’s acquisition this summer would be difficult.
But after Gareth Bale’s transfer, Los Blancos will start the process of the French international’s purchase.
As reported earlier, Gareth Bale has arrived in China, and he will sign a three-year deal with Jiangsu Suning.
English clubs can sell footballers until August 31, but they can buy them solely until August 8.