Manchester United are still expecting Paul Pogba to be at the club next season, despite his agent admitting he is in the process of trying to secure a move away.
The comments from agent Mino Raiola earlier this week came as no great surprise, especially considering that Pogba himself had already admitted last month that he is eyeing ‘a new challenge somewhere else’.
However, with a major rebuilding job underway at Old Trafford this summer, Manchester United are thought to be keen to keep their prized asset, while there have been reports that they would accept a bid of £150 million for the World Cup winner.
So far, Real Madrid, PSG, and Juventus have all been credited with having an interest, although whether any could match United’s demands is yet to be seen, with Real Madrid having already spent £300 million this summer.
According to the Times, Italian champions Juventus are willing to test United’s resolve with a bid of £120 million, while reports in Spain reckon Real Madrid will offer £70 million plus Gareth Bale or Isco in return.
However, the report in the Times adds that United are expecting Pogba to stay at the club for the upcoming season, where he is due to join up for their pre-season trip to Australia today, although yesterday he posted videos of himself on social media with him still in New York.
United are already on the lookout for two midfielders this summer as replacements for the departed Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera, with Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff said to be on the clubs radar. Pogba’s departure would likely see the club needing to dip into the transfer market again.
In what seems to be a repeat of 2018, United have today been linked with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.