Manchester United are willing to sell Paul Pogba this summer if they receive a suitable offer for the France international.
According to transfer specialist Ian McGarry the 25-year-old midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola is actively sounding other some of Europe’s top clubs about a deal to take his client away from Old Trafford.
Pogba rejoined Man United from Juventus for a then World Record £89 million in the summer of 2016, but he has struggled to produce the type of form he showed in Turin consistently in the Premier League.
His relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho is also said to be strained, and a swap with PSG metronome Marco Verratti has been mentioned:
“There is a certain degree of consent from Manchester United that if they could achieve a fee of the same they bought Pogba for, or more, then they would be willing to look at alternatives next season,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast.
“That says something about where Pogba is in Jose Mourinho’s plans.
“I still think Pogba will more likely remain because achieving that fee and him getting a better contract elsewhere would be very difficult, it would have to be PSG, basically.”
“Verratti would be better suited to Manchester United than Pogba currently is but I’ve also heard Verratti has been offered a new contract by Paris St-Germain to keep him there because he is valued by Thomas Tuchel, the new manager.
“I know Chelsea were very keen on him last summer, and of course the nonsense which goes on at Stamford Bridge with regards to what the manager wants and what everyone else wants means he stayed put.
“I wouldn’t see it as a bad deal for Manchester United. But I think it’s interesting that Pogba admits to having problems with Mourinho in Russia, then Raiola is openly marketing the player to find out what his options are.
“If France go to the semi-finals or final and Pogba is one of the outstanding players then his value increases and his chances of moving and the suitors will increase and we may have movement on Pogba before the end of the transfer window.”