Paul Pogba has no intention of trying to force a move to Real Madrid, while a Roma deal for a Liverpool star appears to have hit a snag, according to Thursday’s European press.
POGBA NOT LOOKING TO FORCE UNITED’S HAND
Paul Pogba will reportedly not look to force his way out of Old Trafford before the European transfer window shuts on September 2.
The French midfielder had expected to leave Old Trafford to join Real Madrid this summer, and although is confident that a deal will eventually be done, the 26-year-old does not want to force United into selling.
For their part, United are insisting that Pogba is not for sale at any price, with the club said to be very relaxed about the midfielder’s situation.
Pogba was impressive in the opening game of the new season, a thumping 4-0 win over Chelsea, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains focused on building his team around the former Juventus man.
However, the midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, is expected to return to Old Trafford for more talks in a bid to convince them to allow his client to leave the club.
A new meeting is expected next week and the report states it will be to make Pogba’s desire to leave the club clear.
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Paris Saint-Germain have ambitiously asked Real Madrid to include Vinicius Junior in a swap deal with Neymar (Marca)
Real Madrid are increasingly resigned to the probability that Gareth Bale will stay at the club this summer (Marca)
Bayern Munich are reportedly keen on bringing Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic back to the club (Gazzetta dello Sport)
£36m Man United target Hirving Lozano is set to sign five-year contract with Napoli (Voetbal International)
Bayern have not given up hope of signing Leroy Sane, despite the Manchester City winger undergoing surgery following an ACL injury (Bild)
Paulo Dybala is no closer to a move away from Juventus, according to the club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici
Roma are continuing to pursue a loan deal for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, despite talk that the Reds are only looking to sell (Sky Italy)
Borussia Dortmund knocked back the advances of one of Europe’s “super clubs” when questions were asked of Jadon Sancho, claims club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke (Ruhr Nachrichten)
Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi is reportedly not sold on a move to Monaco (Sportitalia)
Daniel Sturridge is in talks to replace Wayne Rooney at MLS side DC United following his move to Derby in the new year
Atalanta are reportedly plotting a late move for Club America and Colombia striker Roger Martinez (Football Italia)
Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is training with Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo after leaving the Stadium of Light at the end of last season
Ivory Coast striker Jonathan Kodjia could be on his way out of Aston Villa, with Turkish club Besiktas interested in signing the 29-year-old (Ortacizgi)
Arsenal are set to receive 10% of former midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s 25m euro (£23.1m) transfer to Lyon from Angers (Quest France)
Sassuolo have denied interest in Napoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli, free agent Gabriel Paletta or Genoa striker Christian Kouame (Football Italia)