Agent Mino Raiola has confirmed Paul Pogba is “in the process” of leaving Manchester United amid strong interest from Real Madrid.
Speculation linking Pogba with Los Blancos refuses to die down following the Frenchman’s big announcement in Japan last month, where he announced plans to take on a new challenge away from United.
Latest reports have indicated, though, Pogba is having a hard time forcing his way out of Old Trafford. It turns out that even Zinedine Zidane’s strong desire to sign the midfielder for Real this summer may not be enough to force the Red Devils board into a sale.
But the 26-year-old has, notably, been absent from the first week of United’s pre-season training. Naturally, this has only added fuel to the fire regarding his future.
And now Raiola, who is free to handle things for Pogba after FIFA lifted his worldwide transfer ban, has broken his silence on the matter.
“Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on,” Raiola told The Times.
“We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”
He added: “Everyone within the club, from the manager to the owner, knows Paul’s wishes.”
Nonetheless, United allegedly expect Pogba to show up for their pre-season tour in Australia with the squad to head off down under on Sunday.
When asked about these rumours, Raiola replied: “I cannot tell you anything. I live day by day.”
So far, Real and Juventus appear to be Pogba’s most likely destinations should United allow him to leave this summer.
The World Cup winner still has another two years left on his contract at Old Trafford and could command a transfer fee in the region of €100m.