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PSG ‘consider a move’ for wantaway Pogba

Paris Saint-Germain are considering entering the race to sign Paul Pogba according to reports.

The midfielder has polarised opinions among the Manchester United faithful in the three years since his £89 million return to Old Trafford back in 2016.

While the Frenchman’s stats would suggest that he was the most influential player at the club last season, it is the areas of his game which can’t be measured by statistics that have often been used to criticise him, such as his desire, commitment and workrate, particularly in the defensive areas of the game.

Last week, Pogba told reporters in Japan that he is considering leaving the club, saying it may be ‘time for a new challenge,’ with Real Madrid and Juventus having been strongly linked with a move.

While Manchester United are briefing that they expect their star player to stay at the club, it is being reported that they would be prepared to sanction a sale if they receive a bid of £150 million.

Having already spent over £300 million this summer, Real Madrid are thought to be hesitant on shelling out such a fee, while Juventus will also need to sell players in order to raise funds.

However, the Independent are today reporting that French champions PSG are considering a move.

Monday’s newspapers were awash with reports suggesting that they are willing to sell £198m man, Neymar, with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi saying that the club would no longer tolerate ‘superstar behaviour’ from players, in what has been interpreted as a thinly veiled message to the Brazilian.

If they are able to offload the 27-year-old, with Barcelona today thought to be interested in re-signing him, it is thought that they could make a big-money move for Pogba as they look to replace Neymar’s creativity.

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