Manchester United star Paul Pogba allegedly agreed on a shock deadline day transfer to Paris Saint-Germain only for Neymar to block the deal.
When it came to Pogba this summer, Real Madrid and Juventus were the two teams many tipped him to join.
The World Cup winner was, of course, the one who stirred up all the talk surrounding his future after his bombshell in June. Back then, he announced a desire to end his three-year stint at United for a new challenge elsewhere.
Pogba’s brother, Mathias, then announced on Tuesday that the midfielder sought the advice of Lionel Messi, along with a host of star names, over his uncertain future.
But now Calciomercato has released an absurd new report claiming that the 26-year-old “agreed on personal terms” with PSG. Apparently, he had a €450,000-per-week deal lined-up in the French capital.
For a transfer fee of €150m, the Italian outlet claims PSG were prepared to make the deal official on the transfer deadline day on September 2.
However, Neymar’s failed return to Barcelona ultimately scuppered the Ligue 1 champions’ hopes of a shock Pogba move.
While the validity of this latest rumour is dubious at best, it does coincide with talk of a major rebuilding job coming up at PSG.
Following their continued failures to win the Champions League, Sport claims that the French giants could offload some old faces in Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani.
The duo are both in their thirties and will be out of contract at the end of the season. Therefore, PSG are refusing to offer either captain Silva or record goalscorer Cavani any guarantees over their futures.
The Catalan paper also claimed that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa are up for sale in the January transfer window.