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Raiola admits Pogba move in January is unlikely

Mino Raiola has suggested a January move for Paul Pogba is unlikely as speculation continues to surround the future of the Manchester United midfielder.

Raiola caused headlines last week by revealing the France international was unhappy and declared his career with the Red Devils was ‘over’, the latest controversial comments from an agent who has long undermined the Old Trafford hierarchy.

Pogba responded to his agent’s claims following the goalless draw with Manchester City last weekend, posting a message on Instagram in which the 27-year-old outlined his commitment by saying he is ‘1000% involved’.

Raiola, however, has criticised the reaction of the English media as ‘sensitive’ and has continued to stir up talk of a move away, leaving the door open for a summer switch despite admitting a move next month is unlikely.

“When it comes to him in England they are sensitive, perhaps too sensitive,” Raiola said at the Tuttosport’s Golden Boy awards.

“In January the great players hardly move, then in the summer let’s see what happens.

“Pogba will have a great future.”

Pogba has 18 months remaining on his current contract with United and has previously been linked with both Real Madrid and former side Juventus, the latter understood to be interested in re-signing a player sold in a world-record deal four-and-a-half years ago.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been mooted as a potential destination for the World Cup winner, though United will be keen to recoup the majority of their £89m club-record investment should Pogba be allowed to depart next summer.

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