Paul Pogba remains ‘determined to leave’ Manchester United, with members of the club’s hierarchy believing the midfielder has played his last game for the club.
The France international has been agitating for a move away from Manchester United in recent months, announcing during the summer that he was keen on a new challenge amid reported interest from Real Madrid and former club Juventus.
Having remained at Old Trafford he has since endured an injury-interrupted start to the new season, making just six appearances in all competitions and failing to feature since the draw with Arsenal in late September.
Pogba has since returned to training, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remaining hopeful that he will return to action within the next two weeks, though with the midfielder having been pictured at his brothers wedding while apparently suffering with a mystery illness, the Mirror reports that there is now a growing fear among the clubs hierarchy that the 26-year-old has already played his final game for the club.
Pogba is understood to be ready to once again attempt to engineer an exit ahead of the upcoming January transfer window, despite the club’s insistence that their record-signing is not for sale.
Real Madrid remain interested as they look to overhaul an ageing midfield at the Bernabeu, though it would take a fee in the region of £150m to prise away a player who has 18 months remaining on his current contract.