Manchester United will reportedly turn down any offers for Paul Pogba that may arrive in the summer transfer window.
Following another lacklustre campaign, Pogba’s future has been in doubt as United prepare to embark on a big squad overhaul.
Red Devils chairman Ed Woodward has promised manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substantial financial backing for the transfer window. Thus, the Norwegian is set to bring in several big names this summer at Old Trafford.
On the downside of things, however, this will likely spell the end of some players already at United. Ander Herrera and captain Antonio Valencia have already announced their respective departures.
And several media outlets have tipped Pogba to follow them out of England this summer, with Real Madrid allegedly favourites to sign him.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is a known admirer of Pogba’s, but he’s remained silent on whether he plans to make a bid for the United midfielder in the summer.
However, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici recently revealed they may attempt to bring Pogba back to Turin once the club have a new manager in place.
But the Daily Mail claimed that United have other ideas and won’t be entertaining any offers for the World Cup winner.
It appears the 20-time English champions fear they won’t recoup the club-record €94m fee they paid to re-sign Pogba in 2016 from Juventus.
Apparently, United reckon Pogba is out of Juventus’ price range and the club also feel Real will ultimately go for cheaper alternatives.
Woodward also wants to keep the France international in Manchester, but has reportedly lined up a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison should he not keep the former Juventus star.
Pogba finished last season with 16 goals and 11 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions for United.
The 26-year-old is under contract until June 2021 and he has a market value of €90m.